set up password change regularly with certain rules
james.gray at dot.com.au
Mon Nov 5 11:26:03 UTC 2007
Soo-Hyun Choi wrote:
> i wonder if there is any good way of setting up a user password change
> regularly with applying certain rules (e.g., more than 6 letters or so).
> the basic intention is to force a user to change his password in a
> regular basis.
In addition to Chris Mohler's comments, have a look at
/etc/pam.d/common-password which is heavily commented and relatively
BEWARE! Before you decide to start modifying the values in that file,
make sure you understand the contents. If you follow the instructions
in the file, you'll be fine....improvise without $CLUE and you can lock
yourself out of your system. Google is your friend to discover the
black art that *is* PAM (pluggable auth modules).
YMMV and other disclaimers apply ;)
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