passwd(1) command fails and displays the message 'Unsupported nsswitch entry for "passwd:". Use "-r repository "' (Doc ID 1684033.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 19, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When user attempts to change his password by running the passwd(1) command, the command fails and displays the message 'Unsupported nsswitch entry for "passwd:". Use "-r repository"'.

Example:

Cause

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