User management technique not setting password entry on SLES
I've tested adding a user via the User management technique.
On SLES 11SP3, it adds the user but doesn't update /etc/shadow with a password.
Accordingly, the newly created user cannot SSH in, a pam error is logged.
Once you manually set a password for the user, it is able to log in.
I checked the same technique works against a Debian wheezy VM, adding a user with a password.
I also tried switching the encryption from SHA512 to MD5, no luck.
rudderc4:~ # tail -1 /etc/passwd
abcdef:x:1001:100:My Test user:/home/some:/usr/bin/ksh
rudderc4:~ # tail -1 /etc/shadow
well, just the way it should look...