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How to generate a SHA-2 (sha256 or sha512) hashed password compatible with /etc/shadow

Updated 2013-08-30T21:23:49+00:00

Issue

  • Using the method detailed in this Red Hat Magazine article works great to generate /etc/shadow-compatible md5-hashed passwords, but what about SHA-256 or SHA-512? The openssl passwd --help command only mentions MD5.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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