I am trying to automate creating linux users using bash
# Below password does NOT work #USER_PASS="Eb*rx>BN?3x3SKd" # Below password works! USER_PASS="qwer1234" # 2: Create sample user and set password USER="sampleuser" ssh root@$HOST "useradd -m $USER -s /bin/bash" ssh root@$HOST "echo $USER:$USER_PASS | chpasswd" ssh root@$HOST 'cat /etc/passwd' echo "test ssh login with $USER" sshpass -p $USER_PASS ssh $USER@$HOST
The above works fine when I use the 'qwer1234' password but does not work when I use the other one starting with 'Eb*'.
Are there any rules for linux passwords, characters etc.?