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Old 10-01-2005, 06:09 AM   #1
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user account expired ???

when i installed redhat 9.0 i had my own account (payab) and now when i login it says that the administrator had closed your acccount and contact your administrator.. wat should i do ?
i know that this can be done trough root account login but how ?
Old 10-02-2005, 08:11 AM   #2
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Try this command as root:

passwd -u account-to-unlock

...hope that helps.
Old 10-03-2005, 12:29 AM   #3
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thanks i tried to change the password of the user but it had the error " Authentication error"
but i will try it out !
thanks anyway !
Old 10-10-2005, 05:03 AM   #4
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give this command in single user mode:

then it works .
if account expires give this command:
#chage -E never root


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