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RHEL 5 password timeout

William McMenamy
Occasional Contributor

RHEL 5 password timeout

At login time I have to change my password, after I enter the current password it asks for the new password. I enter the new password and it ask for it again to verify. Before I can enter it the second time it times out and I get the login prompt. I cannot type the passords in to beat the timeout. Does anyone know where this timeout value is so that it can be increased giving more time to enter the passwords?
5 REPLIES
Modris Bremze
Esteemed Contributor

Re: RHEL 5 password timeout

What's the login method - remote (e.g. SSH) or local (GDM)?
William McMenamy
Occasional Contributor

Re: RHEL 5 password timeout

RHEL 5.1, get same symptoms logging in local on console or using ssh or putty.
Modris Bremze
Esteemed Contributor

Re: RHEL 5 password timeout

Strange that local logons also "time out"..
Does it display any error message before displaying the login prompt? Is there something relevant in logfiles inside /var/log? Why/how did your password expire or got expired?
William McMenamy
Occasional Contributor

Re: RHEL 5 password timeout

There is nothing in any log to indicate a failure other than password expired for root and authentication failure.
Modris Bremze
Esteemed Contributor

Re: RHEL 5 password timeout

Rebooting into single user mode and re-setting the expiration/password there could do.