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Old 05-29-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
Grtyop
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Setting 'Password Inactive' field to 1 after setting maximum passwd age ?


I set a user, 'testus1' to have his password change every 100 days with a 12 days warning.

Code:
chage testus1 -M '100' -W '12'
I then entered chage testus1 to check if the changes are made.

There's this field called 'Password Inactive [-1]' . Do I have to change this to 1 for the changes to be active ?

From the man page, "Passing the number -1 as MAX_DAYS will remove checking a password's validity. " .

Not sure if the -1 in the 'Password Inactive [-1]' affects the changes made.
 
Old 05-30-2013, 08:49 PM   #2
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That's for the -M switch and you used 100, so you should be fine.
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change -l testus
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