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khilari
Regular Advisor

user security

Hi guys, just wondering which file, directory i should go into to change user parameters such as change passwords within 15 days etc etc...
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Pete Randall
Outstanding Contributor

Re: user security

/etc/passwd

see "man 4 passwd", particularly the description of the password field.


Pete

Pete
Mark S Meadows
Valued Contributor

Re: user security

Hi,

If it is a generic setting that your are after that will affect all users on the system then have a look at /etc/default/security and the following variable :

PASSWORD_MINDAYS

Regards,

Mark
Administrating HP-UX systems for more years than I care to admit, but still enjoying it (most of the time!).
Tingli
Esteemed Contributor

Re: user security

For non-trusted system, you can modify file /etc/shadow. This file includes the information about min, max and etc...