dpass - Returns the DCE password for a new DCE account
dpass [-cell <original AFS cell name>] [-help]
dpass [-c <original AFS cell name>] [-h]
The dpass command returns the DCE password that an administrator assigned to the issuer when using the dm pass command to migrate AFS user accounts into a DCE cell.
The dpass command, issued on an AFS client, requests the issuer's new DCE password from the AFS cell specified with the -cell argument.
The issuer must be authenticated as the AFS user whose AFS account was moved into DCE, and be able to provide the user's AFS password when prompted by the dpass command.
Specifies the name of the AFS cell from which the AFS account was moved into DCE and from which to fetch the new DCE password.
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.
By default, the dpass command writes a message similar to the following to the standard output stream.
Please read the following message before entering your password. This program will display your new, temporary DCE password on your terminal, and you should change the assigned password as soon as possible (from a DCE client). The program assumes that the AFS cell uses the AFS Authentication Server and that an administrator used the utilities in the AFS/DFS Migration Toolkit to migrate the account from AFS to DCE. The password you enter should be the AFS password that was in effect when your DCE account was created; this is not necessarily the same password you have at the moment. The cell name (which you may override with a command line option), must be the name of the AFS cell from which the authentication information was taken.
To suppress this message, set the DPASS_NO_MESSAGE environment variable. It is then possible to substitute a customized message if desired by using a script similar to the following example:
#! /bin/csh echo "I<Start of customized message>" echo "I<Continuation of customized message>" . . . echo "I<Conclusion of customized message>" setenv DPASS_NO_MESSAGE dpass $*
After the standard or customized message, if any, the dpass command generates the following prompt for the original AFS password:
Original password for AFS cell <cell>: Re-enter password to verify:
If the AFS passwords match and are correct, the command reports the temporary DCE password in the following message.
The new DCE password is: <Issuer's_temporary_DCE_password
The following example returns the DCE password of the issuer, whose AFS account is in the
abc.com cell. The DPASS_NO_MESSAGE variable has been set to suppress the standard message.
% dpass Original password for AFS cell abc.com: <Issuer's_AFS_password> Re-enter password to verify: <Issuer's_AFS_password> The new DCE password is: 8655--eg8e-dcdc-8157
The issuer must be authenticated as the AFS user for whom to display the corresponding DCE password.
dm pass reference page in IBM AFS/DFS Migration Toolkit Administration Guide and Reference
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