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Linux User Management: Configuring Password Aging
Systems administrators are responsible for keeping systems secure and safe from hackers. Part of this process is enabling password restrictions, so that users are forced to change their password on a regular basis. In this lab, we will learn to set password restrictions for Linux users. We will set passwords to warn users of required password changes 7 days in advance, require password changes every 30 days, and lock the passwords after 60 days of account inactivity.
Table of Contents
List the User Account Aging Information for the cloud_user User Account
chage -l cloud_user
Give the user 7 days warning that a password change is equired
This is set by default, so no changes are needed.
Set the Maximum Days between Password Changes to 30 Days
chage -M 30 cloud_user
Set the Account to Lock upon 60 Days of Inactivity after a Password Has Expired
chage -I 60 cloud_user
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