Werk #14389: Add cmk-passwd utility

Komponente Setup, site management
Titel Add cmk-passwd utility
Datum 26.10.2022
Checkmk Edition Checkmk Raw (CRE)
Checkmk-Version 2.1.0p16 2.2.0b1
Level Kleine Änderung
Klasse Neues Feature
Kompatibilität Kompatibel - benötigt kein manuelles Eingreifen

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

cmk-passwd cmkadmin

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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