Nov 302009

How to force users to change their passwords on 1st login

1.) First, lock the account to prevent the user from using the login until the change has been made:

# usermod -L

2.) Change the password expiration date to 0 to ensure the user changes the password during the next login:

# chage -d 0

3.) To unlock the account after the change do the following:

# usermod -U

 Posted by at 11:56 pm