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GSHADOW(5) File Formats and Conversions GSHADOW(5)
gshadow - shadowed group file
/etc/gshadow contains the shadowed information for group accounts. It
contains lines with the following colon-separated fields:
? group name
? encrypted password
? comma-separated list of group administrators
? comma-separated list of group members
The group name and password fields must be filled. The encrypted password
consists of characters from the 64-character alphabet a thru z, A thru Z, 0
thru 9, \. and /. Refer to crypt(3) for details on how this string is
interpreted. If the password field contains some string that is not valid
result of crypt(3), for instance ! or *, the user will not be able to use a
unix password to log in, subject to pam(7).
This information supersedes any password present in /etc/group.
This file must not be readable by regular users if password security is to be
Group account information.
Secure group account information.
group(5), gpasswd(5), newgrp(5).
File Formats and Conversions 06/24/2006 GSHADOW(5)
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