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PASSWD.CONF(5)		  FreeBSD File Formats Manual		PASSWD.CONF(5)

NAME
     passwd.conf -- password encryption	configuration file

SYNOPSIS
     passwd.conf

DESCRIPTION
     The /etc/passwd.conf file,	consisting of "stanzas", describes the config-
     uration of	the password cipher used to encrypt local or YP	passwords.

     There are default,	user and group specific	stanzas.  If no	user or	group
     stanza to a specific option is available, the default stanza is used.

     To	differentiate between user and group stanzas, groups are prefixed with
     a single colon (`:').

     Some fields and their possible values that	can appear in this file	are:

     localcipher  The cipher to	use for	local passwords.

		  Possible values are: "old", "newsalt,<rounds>", "md5",
		  "sha1,<rounds>", and "blowfish,<rounds>".  For "newsalt" the
		  value	of rounds is a 24-bit integer with a minimum of	7250
		  rounds.  For "sha1" the value	of rounds is a 32-bit integer,
		  0 means use the default of 24680.  For "blowfish" the	value
		  can be between 4 and 31.  It specifies the base 2 logarithm
		  of the number	of rounds.

		  If not specified, the	default	value is "old".

     ypcipher	  The cipher to	use for	YP passwords.

		  The possible values are the same as for localcipher.

		  If not specified, the	default	value is "old".

     To	retrieve information from this file use	pw_getconf(3).

FILES
     /etc/passwd.conf

EXAMPLES
     Use SHA1 as the local cipher and old-style	DES as the YP cipher.  Use
     blowfish with 2^5 rounds for root:

      default:
	   localcipher = sha1
	   ypcipher = old

      root:
	   localcipher = blowfish,5

SEE ALSO
     passwd(1),	pwhash(1), pw_getconf(3), passwd(5)

HISTORY
     The passwd.conf configuration file	first appeared in NetBSD 1.6.

     The default value of localcipher was set to "sha1"	in /etc/passwd.conf
     starting from NetBSD 6.0.

FreeBSD	13.0		       December	3, 2010			  FreeBSD 13.0

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