Controlling password expiration
select a user name, then select
System defaults are used unless you use the default toggle buttons
to unstipple the text fields:
You can also alter these settings for user login_name
on the command-line with the
Date login will expire
A specific date after which the account will be unusable. This allows
you to create temporary accounts. Never prevents expiration.
Days inactive before locking
Number of days until an expired password causes account to be locked.
Days required between changes
How long users must wait before they can change their password again.
This prevents users from changing their passwords when they expire
and then immediately changing them back to the previous one.
Days before password expires
How long a password is valid. When the password expires, the user
is prompted to set a new password when they log in.
A value of -1 disables password expiration (not recommended).
Days until account is warned
When the user begins receiving warnings that their password
passwd -n min -x max login_name
passwd -w warn login_name
the minimum number of days between changes
the maximum days before the password expires
how long before expiration to warn the user
Changing password expiration defaults
Setting or changing a user password
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004