An error occurred updating the password database aix
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Find out by exploring the file /etc/passwd and see if you can find the name there and how it is written exactly (maybe you have made a typing error while creating the user?
), use "set list" in vi to display possible non-printing characters 2nd possibility: Maybe your root filesystem is full and that prevents /etc/passwd and /etc/security/passwd from being updated. If this is the case correct it and run the following commands to resynchronize the user database: usrck -t ALL pwdck -t ALL grpck -t ALL Afterwards the problem should be solved. possibility: The user database got corrupted because of some other problem.
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Is this really the only AIX server on your network? That seems to work, except for one thing: when they change other users' passwords with smitty, they get the following message: 3004-315 The password database was successfully updated, but an error occurred when updating the password history database. The password history database, which apparently failed to update, is in two files: /etc/security//etc/security/Both of these files are owned by root:system, and their permissions are 600 (-rw-------).I suspect they should be root:security and 660 (-rw-rw----) instead, so that my user admins (who are in the group security) would be able to update them.I am trying to change a password for a user I just created. 3004-622 An error occurred updating the password database.3004-709 Error changing password for "heather1" : Value is invalid.