[TriLUG] Expiring passwords
jonc at nc.rr.com
Mon Dec 22 10:23:31 EST 2003
On Mon, 2003-12-22 at 10:08, zzd wrote:
> How do you set/unset when a particular password expires via comman line. The
> postgres account on my Mandrake system keeps having the password expire. Is
> this a global or per user setting?
man 5 shadow
shadow contains the encrypted password information for user’s accounts
and optional the password aging information. Included is
Days since Jan 1, 1970 that password was last changed
Days before password may be changed
Days after which password must be changed
Days before password is to expire that user is warned
Days after password expires that account is disabled
Days since Jan 1, 1970 that account is disabled
A reserved field
To convert easily from seconds to some date that I understand I use the
"date" command. For example to see what date 1056441755 seconds is...
date -d "jan 1, 1970 GMT +1056441755 second"
HtH - Jon Carnes, command line guru!
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