The attribute type used to specify the mechanism used to verify or set a user’s password. Typically found in records of type
- macOS 10.6+
An authentication authority is a multi-part string divided by semicolons. The “type” component of the string can have the following values:
Shadowindicates a hashed password stored in a secure location.
Appleindicates a password originating from password server.
Kerberosv5indicates a Kerberos V5 password.
Localindicates a cached user account from another node that uses a
Disabledindicates a disabled account.