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Old 05-14-2004, 09:40 PM   #1
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what is the command to make a user change their password after creating a new user?


What is the command and switches to make a new user change their password at first logon? Thanks, Renee
 
Old 05-14-2004, 10:17 PM   #2
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See 'man chage' to archieve the goal you probably want.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 11:17 PM   #3
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Thank You!
 
Old 05-15-2004, 06:26 AM   #4
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If you're logged in as root - passwd <username>.
If you're logged in as the user - passwd.
 
Old 05-15-2004, 09:16 AM   #5
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Thank You. I keep getting the error "Authentication token manipulation error" or it is simular to the old one. What are the rules? I use numbers, caps and lowercase, six chars long.
 
Old 05-15-2004, 11:54 AM   #6
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Most common reason to get this error message is that the /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow or /etc/group file is corrupted or their information are inconsistent with eachother. Have you manipulated them by hand? Do they look ok? (all the lines in same format, all users in 'passwd' have an entry in 'shadow', all 'groups' referred in 'passwd' exists in 'group')
 
Old 05-16-2004, 05:26 PM   #7
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Everything looks the same. I had to put in 7 charactures then the passwords worked.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 08:07 AM   #8
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it will take only 7char since ur using md5 token and it wont take any dictonary based also like if u use the word "testing" as passwd only root can assign dictonary based or any length of passwd
 
  


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