Standard BSD /etc/spwd.db and /etc/group database files serve as the file provider backing store on a cluster. You generate the spwd.db file by running the pwd_mkdb command in the OneFS command-line interface (CLI). You can script updates to the database files.
On an Isilon cluster, a file provider hashes passwords with libcrypt. For the best security, we recommend that you use the Modular Crypt Format in the source /etc/passwd file to determine the hashing algorithm. OneFS supports the following algorithms for the Modular Crypt Format:
For information about other available password formats, run the man 3 crypt command in the CLI to view the crypt man pages.