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Old 03-05-2013
Never Expired for root password

Never expired for root password


I want to change the setting to keep the root password to be nerved expired!

Please advice with the sitting!
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Old 03-05-2013
# 3  
Old 03-05-2013
login as root and

#passwd -x -1 root
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chage won't be installed in Solaris, but that would work on another operating system, I suppose.
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Old 03-05-2013
I guess chage works only in Linux.
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Old 03-05-2013
Originally Posted by Vikram_Tanwar12
I guess chage works only in Linux.
Yup, but the command I listed will allow the same function. If you wanted to display the aging policy for all users you would use the following command. This will also display the last time the user changed their password, whether an account is locked (LK) or ready to login (PS). It's great for auditing purposes.

# passwd -as

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Old 03-05-2013
Yup. The Command which you have written will work on different version.
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Old 03-05-2013
One wonders why you would want the root account to never need changing. This is a security risk. You should have a regular procedure to change the root password and keep it secure. If someone managed to get your encrypted password file, then a brute force attack could eventually crack the root password and then they would have full control, including locking you out.

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