Re: extrausers-bbclass: plaintext password (since shadow update to 4.9)

Matthias Klein

Hello Markus,

thanks for the workaround!
Works great.

Many greetings,

Von: Markus Volk <f_l_k@...>
Gesendet: Montag, 30. August 2021 20:46
An: Matthias Klein <matthias.klein@...>
Cc: yocto@...
Betreff: Re: [yocto] extrausers-bbclass: plaintext password (since shadow update to 4.9)

I also have problems with setting passwords in current master branch. I only can provide a hacky workaround. I added the following lines to my image recipe to inject the passwords manually after rootfs creation:

ROOTFS_POSTPROCESS_COMMAND += "set_root_passwd;"
ROOTFS_POSTPROCESS_COMMAND += "set_retro_passwd;"

set_root_passwd() {
   ROOTPW_ENCRYPTED="$(openssl passwd -6 -salt xyz ${ROOT_USER_PASSWORD})"
   sed -i "s%^root:[^:]*:%root:${ROOTPW_ENCRYPTED}:%" ${IMAGE_ROOTFS}/etc/shadow

set_retro_passwd() {
   RETROPW_ENCRYPTED="$(openssl passwd -6 -salt xyz ${RETRO_USER_PASSWORD})"
   sed -i "s%^retro:[^:]*:%retro:${RETROPW_ENCRYPTED}:%" ${IMAGE_ROOTFS}/etc/shadow

Am 30.08.21 um 14:54 schrieb Matthias Klein:

I am trying to find a working alternative for the old -P option.

EXTRA_USERS_PARAMS = "usermod -P toor root;"

The suggestions from this thread don't seem to work:

hash="$(python3 -c "import crypt; print(crypt.crypt('toor', crypt.METHOD_SHA512))")"
EXTRA_USERS_PARAMS = "usermod -p ${hash} root;"

The hashed password does not seem to be escaped properly in the extrausers-bbclass. The password in the shadow file is missing $ characters.

Is there a way (with the current master branch) to define a password?

Many greetings,

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