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Hello everyone,I am new to linux and these boards.I have a question and have tried in various places to find the answer. I am writing a program for a class that will have users change their passwords, I know this sounds easy, but I have never written a program before. I believe I have to do this in /etc/login.defs, that is where the time parameters are written, but I cannot find : Do you need to do this for every user? is there a way to have it effect all users? I know you can add it to default when adding a user, but cannot find anything on having it become effective for all. Even if you could point me in the right direction in would be very helpful, and I would be very gratefull. I just installed fedora on a computer I have so I can try to learn hands on as well as in class, am I on the correct track?
The program should let a user know 5 days in advance that their password is expiring, and it should keep track the length of time before it gets changed like 30 days, . this is what I think so far
su - (to go to root)
but then I am not sure, do you have to go into each seperate user and then add the password parameters? I also read something that said you have to go to
/etc/shadow to make the changes, I thought shadow was encrypted , so I am a little confused! sorry I am probably not as clear as I should be, but I am a little confused.