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Old 02-09-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
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Redhat - How to set the automatic policy - change password upon first log in


Hello All,

I am new to Linux. I am trying to figure out on how to set a policy that forces the users to change their passwords upon first log in.

I know that we can do it by using "chage command". But is there a way that we can make this default so that we don't need to use "chage command" every time we create an user.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 02-09-2012, 01:11 PM   #2
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I don't think it is, no. If it's really a hassle, why not just write a short script to run multiple commands at once?
 
Old 02-09-2012, 01:39 PM   #3
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Yeah, Writing a script that do all things together would be a best option. I though like there might be a variable that we can set in some config file that triggers the password change on first login. I will make it in script.

Thanks...
 
Old 02-09-2012, 02:49 PM   #4
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Hi,

Maybe this would be a point to check:
/etc/login.defs ( from here )
 
  


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