Generate login passwords
is a helper utility that generates encrypted passwords for the Courier authentication library. The Courier authentication library is capable of using several different encryption methods for storing passwords.
issues a password prompt. Enter the same password twice (for verification purposes).
computes and prints the encrypted password. The encrypted password can be inserted verbatim into the appropriate account record that's processed by the authentication library's
may be set to one of the following literals:
Use the traditional
DES-based encrypted password.
Compute a base64-encoded
Compute a hexadecimal-encoded
Compute a salted
If not specified,
defaults to the modified-MD5
password encryption algorithm that's used in Linux (note that this is different from the
password hash method).