CA-XCOM for HPUX Support for Shadow Passwords

Document ID : KB000027737
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

Does CA XCOM support Shadow password?

Answer:

At earlier versions of CA-XCOM, you may see the following message if you are using Shadow Passwords: XCOMU0287E Error Setting Remote Userid. A CA-XCOM trace will show the local password as x, which is an indicator that shadow passwords are being used.

At r11 0505A and above, CA-XCOM has been enhanced to support HP-UX Shadow Passwords. Shadow Passwords are supported starting in HP-UX 11i Version 1.6. T he HP-UX Shadow Passwords enhance system security by hiding user encrypted passwords in the /etc/shadow file, which is accessible only by a privileged user. After shadow passwords are enabled, the password field of /etc/password will now contain an X indicating that the password now resides in /etc/shadow.