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Old 01-10-2008
password expiration


can anyone explain where can be found logic for user password expiration on solaris as well as on reliant UNIX??

there is not much help of /etc/security directory..does not exist!

any help?
# 2  
Old 01-10-2008
under /etc/default

#vi passwd

#ident "@(#)passwd.dfl 1.3 92/07/14 SMI"
# 3  
Old 01-11-2008
right..on reliant unix this file /etc/default/passwd exitsts..

what should be set in order to have permanent password..

is that only that I have to leave it blank ??


# The following variables are only used of the CSP (C2 Security)
# package is installed. You may wish to change SYSTEM_PASSWORDS
# to YES and PASSLENGTH (above) to 8.

or how?
# 4  
Old 01-11-2008
issue command :

# passwd -x -1 <user_name>

password aging will be tuned off ;means password will never expire for that user.
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