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Old 07-08-2009, 05:17 AM   #1
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I would like to change the password policy as if the user do not change the password after it is expired for 5 days , then lock the a/c , can advise what can i do ? thx
 
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I would like to change the password policy as if the user do not change the password after it is expired for 5 days , then lock the a/c , can advise what can i do ? thx
If you're using kde, then you can use the KDE User Manager to do this. Open it and fill in the root pwd prompt and then click on the "Users" tab. Find the user you want to change and highlight the name. In the "Users" menu click on Edit and then on Password Management. There you can change the password pollcies.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:53 AM   #3
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Greetingz!
You're in luck, there's actually a way to do that!

You should have a /etc/default/useradd file (or something similar). Within that file, I'm pretty sure you can set the following option;

INACTIVE=5

This option actually sets when to flag an account as "inactive" after it's password expired, but hasn't been changed.

Note that this will only affect newly created users, and only the traditional "local users". If you're using anything like LDAP, you'll have to fall back on that documentation.

To retroactively change each user account on your server(s), you'll have to run the following command on each account.

chage -I <days> <account_name>

You can also view the current ageing setup for each user by running this;

chage -l <account_name>

Please note that you don't want to do this to *all* accounts on your system. Some accounts don't have passwords set, nor would they have password ageing setup.
Best not to mess with accounts like "bin", "sshd", etc.

Hope this helps!
 
  


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