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Re: password question.

On Tuesday, Oct 28th 2008 at 14:00 -0000, quoth Robert P. J. Day:

=>Quoting Rick Stevens <ricks nerd com>:
=>> Aldo Foot wrote:
=>> > On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Steven W. Orr <steveo syslang net>
=>> > wrote:
=>> > > Under F9, I want to create an account such that the user will be
=>> > > required to
=>> > > change the password on login, but I don't have control over how soon (or
=>> > > late) the user will get to that first login. Is there a way to do it?
=>> > > The
=>> > > passwd command didn't look like it had anything useful.
=>> > > 
=>> > > TIA
=>> > > 
=>> > 
=>> > as root at the CLI:
=>> >     # chage -d 01/01/1970 <someUser>
=>> > The user will be prompted to change his password next login.
=>> Yeah, that works too.  Rats!  Why couldn't I remember that one!  Yet
=>> another senior moment at work!
=> hmmm ... i interpreted the OP's question as asking how to force a new
=>user to set a password on first login, but *also* to put a time limit
=>on how long that person had to log in before the account was locked.
=> as in, if a new user is too lazy to log in to a new account, then
=>after a week of complete non-use, it locks automatically.  as long
=>as the user gets to it before then, they have to set a new password,
=>after which they're good to go.
=> was this addressed?

Thanks Robert, Actually, I'm shooting for something different. 

The passwords on this machine never expire and that's the way I want it. 
What I want to add is for all of the *new* accounts to cause a forced 
reset of the password at first login, no matter how long it takes for them 
to get to logging in. Everyone's initial password is (something like) 
ChangeMeOnLogin and I just don't want those to persist.

Time flies like the wind. Fruit flies like a banana. Stranger things have  .0.
happened but none stranger than this. Does your driver's license say Organ ..0
Donor?Black holes are where God divided by zero. Listen to me! We are all- 000
individuals! What if this weren't a hypothetical question?
steveo at syslang.net

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