authck(1M)authck(1M)NAMEauthck - check internal consistency of Authentication database
The command only works for systems that have been converted to trusted
checks both the overall structure and internal field consistency of all
components of the Authentication database. It reports all problems it
finds. Only users who have the superuser capability can run this com‐
mand. When is used with the option, is run with the option automati‐
recognizes the following options and tests:
Check the Protected Password database.
The Protected Password database and are checked for com‐
pleteness such that neither contains entries not in the
other. The cross references between the Protected Pass‐
word database and are checked to make sure that they
agree. If a user does NOT exist in but exists in the
Protected Password database, then all inconsistencies
are reported. Fields in the Protected Password database
are then checked for reasonable values. For example,
all time stamps of past events are checked to make sure
that they have times less than the times returned by
Fields in the Terminal Control database are checked for reason‐
All time stamps of past events are checked to make sure
they have times less than those returned by time(2).
Shorthand equivalent of using the
and options together in a single command.
Provide running diagnostics as the program proceeds.
Produce warnings when unusual conditions are encountered
that might not cause program errors in login, password
and su programs.
HP-UX 11i Version 3 is the last release to support trusted systems
System password file
Protected Password database
Terminal Control database
System Defaults database
was developed by HP.
SEE ALSOgetprpwent(3), getprtcent(3), getprdfent(3), authcap(4).
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