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Old 09-05-2010, 10:09 AM   #1
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HOWTO: Make a repetitive job that reminds you to change your password every month


I would like to have ability to inform a user to change its passwd every month ?

How can I do it in ubuntu by using cmd ?

thx for help.
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I don't believe that you need to make a repetitive job. The capability is already built into the system. I would start by reading the man pages for these commands: passwd, useradd, adduser, login.defs, and uermod.
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Originally Posted by drManhattan View Post
I would like to have ability to inform a user to change its passwd every month ?
How can I do it in ubuntu by using cmd ?
See the sections: "Password Policy" and "Password Expiration" in this tutorial:
Hope this helps. Write back if you have any questions about that article I posted.

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