Using "mkpasswd" to Generate Passwords
Ansible requires passwords to be set in a certain format. In this guide, you'll learn how to use Docker to create an Ubuntu 22.04 container on your local machine, install
mkpasswd, then use
mkdpasswd to generate the secure hashes you need.
We'll use the power of Docker to run a fresh Ubuntu 22.04 instance. We'll install
mkpasswd on it, then once we close the container, the container will automatically destroy itself.
Run a temporary docker container
docker run --rm -it ubuntu:22.04 bash
Once inside the container, run this command to install
apt -y update && apt -y install whois
mkpasswd is installed, we can use the command to create a password hash.
Use `mkpasswd` to generate a hash
That should return a value similar to this:
Example password hash
You will want to use the generated password hash above to set in your