Set passwords for groups
To set a password for a group, use the gpasswd command
You will be prompted to enter a password when adding a user to a group or when a user is not registered in a group.
By setting a password for the group, you can prevent people from registering members to the group without permission.
|[root@Lion ~]# gpasswd newgr ←Set a password for the newgr group|
Changing the password for group newgr
New Password: ←Enter the password for the newgr group
Re-enter new password: ←Enter the password for the newgr group again
Remove group password
To remove the password set for a group, run the gpasswd command with the option “-r” or “-R”.
The argument is the name of the group for which you want to remove the password.
This process can be performed by root or a user registered as a group administrator.
|[root@Lion ~]# gpasswd -r newgr ←Remove password for group newgr|
[root@Lion ~]# gpasswd -R newgr ←Remove password for group newgr