Local system users encrypted passwords and related information. Please note, that you usually need superuser rights to access /etc/shadow.

Platform support

Please be aware that some queries can only be run against certain platforms. Below is a list of the supported platforms that this query supports. Zercurity will automatically pause queries from running if errors are detected. Running a query against an unsupported platform will result in the following error: no such table: shadow

  • Linux

Table schema

Name Type Description
password_status TEXT Password status
hash_alg TEXT Password hashing algorithm
last_change BIGINT Date of last password change (starting from UNIX epoch date)
min BIGINT Minimal number of days between password changes
max BIGINT Maximum number of days between password changes
warning BIGINT Number of days before password expires to warn user about it
inactive BIGINT Number of days after password expires until account is blocked
expire BIGINT Number of days since UNIX epoch date until account is disabled
flag BIGINT Reserved
username TEXT Username

Query examples

select * from shadow where username = 'root'