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Turn OFF Password Expiry / Aging – CentOS / Ubuntu

April 29, 2014 Leave a comment
Removing Password aging on centos is simple using ‘chage‘ command change age
Below is a before and after command information.

[ahmed@ahmed-on-edge:~$ chage -help
Usage: chage [options] LOGIN

Options:
  -d, –lastday LAST_DAY        set date of last password change to LAST_DAY
  -E, –expiredate EXPIRE_DATE  set account expiration date to EXPIRE_DATE
  -h, –help                    display this help message and exit
  -I, –inactive INACTIVE       set password inactive after expiration
                                to INACTIVE
  -l, –list                    show account aging information
  -m, –mindays MIN_DAYS        set minimum number of days before password
                                change to MIN_DAYS
  -M, –maxdays MAX_DAYS        set maximim number of days before password
                                change to MAX_DAYS
  -R, –root CHROOT_DIR         directory to chroot into
  -W, –warndays WARN_DAYS      set expiration warning days to WARN_DAYS

ahmed@ahmed-on-edge:~$ 
Lets Execute the below command to find more information about our server.
[ahmed@localhost ~]$ chage -l ahmed
Last password change : Apr 29, 2014
Password expires : Jun 28, 2014
Password inactive : never
Account expires : never
Minimum number of days between password change : 7
Maximum number of days between password change : 60
Number of days of warning before password expires : 7
Command which we need to run
[ahmed@localhost ~]$ sudo chage -I -1 -m 0 -M 99999 -E -1
[ahmed@localhost ~]$ sudo chage -I -1 -m 0 -M 99999 -E -1 ahmed
After run – 
[ahmed@localhost ~]$ chage -l ahmed
Last password change : Apr 29, 2014
Password expires : never
Password inactive : never
Account expires : never
Minimum number of days between password change : 0
Maximum number of days between password change : 99999
Number of days of warning before password expires : -1
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