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Not forced to reset password using PWDEXPIRED in AUTHORIZE

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Not forced to reset password using PWDEXPIRED in AUTHORIZE

Hi All,

On our site we have been requested to set all accounts so the password do not expire. To achieve this we have set PWDLIFETIME to 0 by default.

However when we setup a new account we use a default password which the user needs to change once they log on for the first time.
When creating new accounts we use /PWDEXPIRED but when the user logs on they are not asked to change their password.

I thought PWDEXPIRED will result in the password only being valid for one login?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Karl Rohwedder
Honored Contributor

Re: Not forced to reset password using PWDEXPIRED in AUTHORIZE

The /NOPWDLIFE seems to override the /PWDEXP setting. You may set a vey large password lifetime, e.g. /PWDLIFE="9999-" to simulate a nearly unlimited lifetime.

regards Kalle
Heinz W Genhart
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Not forced to reset password using PWDEXPIRED in AUTHORIZE

Hi Andrew

try using

MC AUTHORIZE MOD username /FLAG=PWD_EXPIRED

this may help

Regards

Geni
Kris Clippeleyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Not forced to reset password using PWDEXPIRED in AUTHORIZE

Re: Heinz,

The PWD_EXPIRED flag prevents a user from logging in. It does not force her/him to change hers/his password.

FWIW,

Kris (aka Qkcl)
I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram on a silver-black phantom bike...

Re: Not forced to reset password using PWDEXPIRED in AUTHORIZE

Thanks for the info guys,

I have changed the default PWDLIFE to be 9999.

Re: Not forced to reset password using PWDEXPIRED in AUTHORIZE

Thanks all.