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Successful password change time

Ed Grimes_1
Occasional Visitor

Successful password change time

Hello,
I have an issue whereby each time a particular account expires after 30 days the user is unable to reset their password. When we run getprpw on the account the spwchg field value is 01 Jan 1970. Once we run modprpw -v on the account everything works fine and the user can reset the password again. Any ideas on what could cause this??

Many thanks and regards,
Ed
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Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Successful password change time

>particular account expires

Are you talking about the password expires or the whole account expires?
Ed Grimes_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: Successful password change time

Hi there,
I believe it is the password that expires but I will need to check with the user if they get the option to reset it themselves which doesn't work or if they just can't login. Sorry I thought I had all relevant info but I will check with them.
Thanks for looking at my thread! :-)
Ed

Re: Successful password change time

the date which it is taking 01 jan 1970 that is the hp epoch date.
u just check the /etc/default/security file
for any passwd related issues
Viktor Balogh
Honored Contributor

Re: Successful password change time

@abir chowdhury:
> the date which it is taking 01 jan 1970 that is the hp epoch date.

maybe it is a coincidence, but other unices' also use it as "epoch date". or they just wanted to regulate themself to HP.... :)

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Ed,

is this happening only with a specific account, or with every account on the system?
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Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Successful password change time

>Viktor: but other unices' also use it as "epoch date".

Yes, it is a Posix/Unix, ANSI C standard.
Viktor Balogh
Honored Contributor

Re: Successful password change time

@Dennis: yes I knew that, it was only meant to be a joke. ;)
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