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Re: password question.



On Tuesday, Oct 28th 2008 at 13:51 -0000, quoth Rick Stevens:

=>Steven W. Orr 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.
=>
=>You can use "usermod -f -1 -e YYYY-MM-DD
=>
=>The "-f -1" says that the account is never locked, but the "-e
=>YYYY-MM-DD" says "the password expired on year YYYY, month MM and day
=>DD".  If you set that to today, e.g.
=>
=>	usermod -f -1 -e 2008-10-28 fred
=>
=>user fred will have to change his password on the next login.  See
=>"man usermod" for details.

Bingo. Thanks. :-)

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