[CentOS] Password Expiry

Manish Kathuria mkathuria at tuxtechnologies.co.in
Mon Oct 18 13:04:15 EDT 2010


On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 10:21 PM, Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 09:42:59PM +0530, Manish Kathuria wrote:

>> Is there any command / option available on CentOS to expire a user's
>> password immediately ? I remember using  "passwd -e" on some other
>> distribution but the -e option does not seem to be present on CentOS
>> 5.x.
> If you want to make them change their password right now
>
> chage -d 0 username
>
> Which gives a message
>
>
> Password:
> You are required to change your password immediately (root enforced)
> Changing password for test2
> (current) UNIX password:
>
>
> --
> Scott Robbins

Thanks, this is precisely what I was looking for. Thank you Eero too.

--
Manish


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