New password (again):
passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
passwd: password unchanged
SmyptomsWhen adding a new user with
The system does not accept a password and produces the above message.sudo adduser $user
I have found that removing the (non existing ?) password from the user is the only way to solve the problem quickly. It is a weird thing, I have no clue what is causing this.While logged in as any user with root privileges (sudo), delete the $user password,
sudo passwd -d $userAnd set a new password for $user,
sudo passwd $userIt should work now.
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