Provided by: courier-authlib_0.69.0-2build1_amd64 bug

NAME

       authpasswd - Generate login passwords

SYNOPSIS

       authpasswd [method]

DESCRIPTION

       authpasswd is a helper utility that generates encrypted passwords for the Courier
       authentication library. The Courier authentication library is capable of using several
       different encryption methods for storing passwords.  authpasswd issues a password prompt.
       Enter the same password twice (for verification purposes).  authpasswd computes and prints
       the encrypted password. The encrypted password can be inserted verbatim into the
       appropriate account record that's processed by the authentication library's authmysql,
       authpgsql, authsqlite, or authldap module.

       method may be set to one of the following literals:

       crypt
           Use the traditional DES-based encrypted password.

       md5
           Compute a base64-encoded MD5 password hash.

       md5raw
           Compute a hexadecimal-encoded MD5 password hash.

       sha1
           Compute a SHA1 password hash.

       ssha
           Compute a salted SHA1 password hash.

       sha256
           Compute a SHA256 password hash.

       If not specified, method defaults to the modified-MD5 password encryption algorithm that's
       used in Linux (note that this is different from the “md5” password hash method).