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Old 12-30-2002, 10:02 PM   #1
klmn1
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Password expiration - help


Well, my workstation are connected two servers which will be Novell & Linux.

The password for Novell will expire every 3-months and I had configured all my Linux users to have the exact login & password with Novell, which meants, if the user login to Novell the password will be automatically authenticated by Linux and allow login.

How can I configure Linux to prompt for password expiry as exactly what Novell does?

I connects all my WS from a Win9x WS to Novell server & Linux server.

thanx
 
Old 12-30-2002, 11:04 PM   #2
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Format of the shadow file

The /etc/shadow file contains the following information:

username:passwd:last:may:must:warn:expire:disable:reserved

Where:

username

The User Name
passwd

The Encoded password
last

Days since Jan 1, 1970 that password was last changed
may

Days before password may be changed
must

Days after which password must be changed
warn

Days before password is to expire that user is warned
expire

Days after password expires that account is disabled
disable

Days since Jan 1, 1970 that account is disabled
reserved

A reserved field

The previous example might then be:

username:Npge08pfz4wuk:9479:0:10000::::




also see man passwd
 
  


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