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Instead /bin/bash as a shell, /bin/passwd in /etc/passwd file

I'm a Unix support Admin and I have a rare situation here. I have a recently adopted an environment that has a user with a /bin/passwd binary as a shell. xxx:x:1:100:xx:/home/xx:/bin/passwd Anyone ...
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Login with SSH user that has no password set

I have a user without a password set (i.e. passwd -d). I would not like to use public keys on this setup. Is there a way to SSH login to such a user?
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If I use SSH with public keys, is it subject to the password expiration of my user account?

So if I'm using SSH with public/private keys to connect to a Unix box, and the password for my user account on that box expires, will I still be able to connect?
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Random password generator: many, in columns, on command line, in Linux

A while back, I came across a random password generator for the command line that displayed a grid of "memorable" passwords. Output was something like this: adam@host:~$ CantRememberThisCommand ...