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Old 08-18-2003, 09:02 PM   #1
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Change user password


I want to force all users (about 200 users) to change password , could suggest what is the best way to do that?

I tried the comand "chage " on my RH8 ,

# chage -d 2003/08/19 -W5 user

The system can send the warning messages to the user , but the message disappear very fast ( less than 1 second) , how to hold the message until the user press 'enter' or wait 5 second ? thx.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 12:28 AM   #2
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you could change the expiry date pn the password, that way next time they log on it will force them to change password and they wont get in until they have entered a new password.

They also get warning in the days leading up to the cut off date.

try man 5 shadow
 
Old 08-19-2003, 12:56 AM   #3
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Thx reply ,

I just want to do that , but the problem is the warning message disappear very fast, is there any other method ? thx
 
Old 08-19-2003, 03:37 AM   #4
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As sutekh suggests, change the expiry date on their passwords. This will display a more lasting message to them, repeated at regular intervals leading up to the day itself [or so I'm told - none of my passwords ever expire]
 
  


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