user password defaults - SCO

This is a discussion on user password defaults - SCO ; per the docs, usermod -D -x "{passwdExpirationTime value}" sets a default password expiration for users. yet when i set this to say, 120 (e.g. usermod -D -x "{passwdExpirationTime 120}" - users that get written to /etc/shadow (thereafter) do not have ...

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  1. user password defaults

    per the docs, usermod -D -x "{passwdExpirationTime value}" sets a
    default password expiration for users.

    yet when i set this to say, 120 (e.g. usermod -D -x "{passwdExpirationTime
    120}" - users that get written to /etc/shadow (thereafter) do not have this
    field for expiration filled in. i'm not expecting it to touch pre-existing
    users, but don't see the point of setting a default if it does nothing but
    print something on the priv-auth interactive screen.

    usermod -x "{passwdExpirationTime value} username does write to /etc/shadow
    as epected.

    tested on openserver 5 - have not played with on openserver 6 to see if
    behaves similar...

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  2. Re: user password defaults

    In article <20071018103806.A15273@magnatechonline.com>,
    Joe Chasan wrote:
    >per the docs, usermod -D -x "{passwdExpirationTime value}" sets a
    >default password expiration for users.
    >
    >yet when i set this to say, 120 (e.g. usermod -D -x "{passwdExpirationTime
    >120}" - users that get written to /etc/shadow (thereafter) do not have this
    >field for expiration filled in. i'm not expecting it to touch pre-existing
    >users, but don't see the point of setting a default if it does nothing but
    >print something on the priv-auth interactive screen.


    The defaults that are set this way are stored in /etc/auth/system/default, and
    affect users who do not have the corresponding parameter set in their
    per-account tcb file (under /tcb/files/auth), which the /etc/shadow value
    reflects.

    John
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    John DuBois spcecdt@armory.com KC6QKZ/AE http://www.armory.com/~spcecdt/

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