This Werk adds the tool cmk-passwd.
cmk-passwd can add and change Checkmk user passwords via the commandline, as could previously be achieved using htpasswd.
Users are advised to use cmk-passwd instead of htpasswd to manage Checkmk user passwords from now on.
To change a password with cmk-passwd, for example the password of cmkadmin, simply run
The tool will then prompt the password and ask you to re-type it for verification.
See cmk-passwd -h for further options.
cmk-passwd selects the correct password file location and password hashing algorithm for the installed version of Checkmk.
Behind the scenes it currently still writes to the same file (etc/htpasswd) in htpasswd-compatible format.
This might be changed in the future though.
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