tac_pwd(8) generate DES or MD5 encryption of a password


tac_pwd [-ehm] [salt]


tac_pwd prompts for a clear-text password and produces a DES encryption of that password on stdout which may be used in lieu of the clear-text representation in the tac_plus.conf(5).

The DES salt may be provided as a command-line argument.


Do not echo the plain-text password to the terminal.
Display help message.
Generate an MD5 encryption, instead of DES. This only works if crypt() on your host supports MD5.