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Re: Password expiration in Solaris
From: Glenn M. Brunette, Jr. (glenn.brunettesun.com)
Date: Fri Sep 26 2003 - 14:24:07 CDT
The /etc/default/passwd settings are only consulted when you change your
password. Setting the parameter in /etc/default/passwd does not
automatically configure password aging for users (until their next
Of course, you can force the addition of those settings for a particular
user by using the "-x" (max), "-n" (min) and "-w" (warn) options to the
Paul Greene wrote:
> There appears to be two different ways to apply password expiration in
> Solaris; one is the parameters set in /etc/shadow (through admintool or
> command line), and the other is the password parameters set in
> Which one takes precedence if both are configured?
Glenn M. Brunette, Jr.
Principal Engineer, Chief Security Architect
Sun Professional Services, United States CTO
Sun Microsystems, Inc.