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[Python-Dev] spwd and AIX


Sounds like i can skip this then. Thx. 

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> On 1 Aug 2018, at 17:52, Christian Heimes <christian at python.org> wrote:
> 
>> On 2018-08-01 13:58, Michael wrote:
>> a) I am looking at getting spwd integrated from AIX
>> 
>> b) only the parameter sp_pwdp is my concern - as AIX really does not
>> want to reveal the encrypted password. Rather, AIX will say '!' (meaning
>> there is, or should be a shadow password, or '*' - no user password).
>> Would this horribly break things if only '!' was returned, rather than
>> the shadow password?
>> 
>> It does not look terribly hard - but how do you deal with defaults such
>> as 0 or -1 for the numeric values?
> 
> Please note that I'm planning to deprecate and remove the spwd module.
> The module has several limitation. Most importantly it bypasses the PAM
> stack. Therefore it's not compatible with password policies or other
> password storages like LDAP.
> 
> Christian
> 
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