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John Fenlon
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Password aging

Hello all,

I have a system which doesnt have enhanced security switched on.

My question is can I use password aging and if so how ?

Evert Jan van Ramselaar
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Re: Password aging

I'm afraid password aging is only available with enhanced security activated.

Contrary to popular belief, Unix is userfriendly. It just happens to be selective about who it makes friends with.
Ralf Puchner
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Re: Password aging


this question was made several times here in the forum, please use the "search" function next time prior to post a question.

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John Fenlon
Occasional Visitor

Re: Password aging

Thanks EJ,

I guessed as much.
If I "switched it on" could this affect applications which are already running on the system?
We have a warehouse with many users. Company policy is forcing me to install password aging but I am worried that I may disturb something which is working fine at the moment.
Ann Majeske
Honored Contributor

Re: Password aging

Hi John,

You must reboot once you have enabled Enhanced Security, so you must plan for that. If you have any third party applications that do any user authentication and they have not been coded properly for Tru64 UNIX, i.e. use SIA routines, the user authentication in these applications may not work when you enable Enhanced Security.

There's information on Enhanced Security in the Security manual (Security Administration for V5.1B).