deleting password for a user

Christopher J. Bottaro cjbottaro at
Thu Jul 20 21:41:48 UTC 2006

Thomas Olsen wrote:

> On Thursday den 20. July 2006 17:17, Christopher J. Bottaro wrote:
>> 'passwd -d new_user' executed without error, but then when I try to 'su -
>> new_user', it asked for a password.  Is there anyway I can remove a
>> password for a user?
>> Thanks for the help.
> You can do:
> sudo passwd new_user

That sets new_user's passwd.  I want to make new_user not have a password at
all so I can su into that account with typing a password.

Maybe you meant 'sudo su - new_user' which suits my needs...assuming sudoers
is setup appropriately.

I'd still like to know how to remove a password for a user in (K)Ubuntu.


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