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User Command Line

Regular Advisor

User Command Line

Hi All,


I want to ask about some user commands, Where I know how to do some command on trusted mode but I don’t know how to do the below on none trusted mode by command line.


  1. Unlock and Lock users
  2. Refresh ageing password for user
  3. Check the status of a user
  4. Change the password of a user to a random password





p.S. This thread has been moved from HP-UX > System Administration to HP-UX > security. - Hp Forum modertaor

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: User Command Line

If you aren't using SMSE, you can always use vipw(1m).  :-)


>1. Unlock and Lock users


See passwd(1):

  -l  (can NOT be unlocked, since replaces by "*")

 -d delete password


>2. Refresh aging password for user


Refresh as in resetting the expiration date?

 -x max


>3. Check the status of a user

 -s user

logins -x


>4. Change the password of a user to a random password


What are you using for trusted?

Try usermod(1m) -p encrypted_password