I have an account with a custom shell, and I only want the account
(actually require the account) to not only not require a password but to
not prompt for one. In the man page for passwd is says to simply type
passwd -d acct
The man page says that will remove the password and not prompt for it
anymore. However, when I log into that account the first thing it does
is prompt the user to enter a New password!
I tried removing it with -d and then locking it with -l and I still get
the same results.
From root I use passwd acct and just hit enter when it prompts for the
password. This removes the password but it still prompts for one. Really
desperate I edited the shadow file and removed the password but I still
am prompted for it.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.