passwd cmd reenables passwd aging in shadow entry

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# 1  
Old 01-03-2011
passwd cmd reenables passwd aging in shadow entry

Hi Folks,

I have Solaris 10, latest release.

We have passwd aging set in /etc/defalut/passwd.

I have an account that passwd should never expire. Acheived by emptying associated users shadow file entries for passwd aging.

When I reset the users passwd using passwd command, it re enables password aging for the user. Smilie

Before passwd command:


After passwd command:


Is there any way to turn this off?Smilie
# 2  
Old 01-03-2011
Have you tried manually putting "0" in the shadow entry so it doesnt try to re-write it ?
(Or maybe even "-1")
It might be because the field is empty, it will then apply the defaults.

I hope this helps.
# 3  
Old 01-04-2011
passwd -x -1 username

has to be ran as root i believe.

If you want it to persist through password changes then script it and put it in roots crontab with all users that you want to not be required to change their passwords. Something like this. As far as i know there is no other way to do it, but i may be wrong.
# 4  
Old 01-04-2011
Did you run "pwconv" after the original manual edit of the shadow file?
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