SYS: Change passwords and adjust password aging for local user accounts.

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Note: This is an RHCSA 7 exam objective.

To assign a password to a user account (here user), type:

# passwd user

To set an expiration date to a local user account (here user), type:

# chage -E YYYY-MM-DD user

To check the result, type:

# chage -l user
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hunter86_bg
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“chage -d 0 username” requires the user to change his password immediately after logon, which is a quite a nice feature.

hpardis
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hpardis

Is there an actual difference between using passwd -x 0 username and chage -E YYYY-MM-DD user?

Also, in case it helps anyone, you can use date -d ’90 days’ for example, if you need to find the exact date 90 days from now to use with something like chage.

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