User Password Policy

To set the password policy for the user password
To set the password policy for the user password
chage <username>
To list the password settings.
chage -l <username>

The password information is stored inside /etc/shadow file
1. it contains encrypted password
2. linux uses MD5 and DES algorithms for encrypting passwords
3. MD5 Message Digest version 5 (128 bit)
4. DES Data Encryption Standard (64 bit)
To check the password encryption standard of the user password.
passwd -S <username>
To change the password encryption standard
authconfig-tui
To remove the password for user.
passwd -d <username>

Author: Khaja Ehteshamuddin

I am a Linux admin who believes in Hard work, Likes to share knowledge with others. At present I work as Sr. System Administrator at Hyderabad

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s