Linux and OS X come with the makekey command installed, usually in /usr/libexec/makekey. You can use this binary to create /etc/passwd file entries of hashed passwords. To use the command, simply pipe some text into the command. Here, we’ll echo testpassword into makekey:
echo testpassword | /usr/libexec/makekey
And we’ll get a simple output, such as:
There are certainly other ways to do something like this, but when writing a script you may use in either a Linux or OS X environment, this is one place where you should have a modicum of success crossing platforms.
krypted January 9th, 2016
Posted In: Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Mac Security
crypt password hashes, makekey, os x, passwd