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Old 08-19-2010, 02:13 PM   #1
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Viewing counts of old passwords associated with users


Hello all,

This is my first post. I'm configuring a CentOS 5.4 workstation. I have been able to apply most of the security that is required. I have met all but one logging requirement. How do you get the count of old passwords associated with users? I don't need to see their passwords just how many times they have changed them. I have set remember to 24 in the /etc/pam.d/system-auth file. I don't know where the file is that contains this information. Does anyone have an idea how I can obtain the information?

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Old 08-19-2010, 02:59 PM   #2
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The old passwords are kept in \etc\security\opasswd. By typing strings \etc\security\opasswd, I was able to determine the number of times a user had changed their password. Now all I have to do is find out how to get linux to count the number of changed passwords associated with each user.
 
  


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