Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 13622
min days before pw change does not work
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
the option "minimum days before password change is allowed" in the shadow
utils does not work. I have set the min days before pw change option to
"100" (with "chage -m 100") but he user is still allowed to change his
password with the passwd program. The tokens in the shadow password file
are correct, but were not considered.
What do you get when you run "getent passwd <user>"? Does the encrypted
password field contain an "x"? Does it work correctly if you replace instances
of pam_pwdb.so in /etc/pam.d/passwd with pam_unix.so?
The encrypted password field contains an "x" with getent passwd <user> !
With the module pam_unix.so instead of pam_pwdb.so it does work correctly:
(current) UNIX password:
You must wait longer to change your password
passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
The upcoming release uses pam_unix.so instead of pam_pwdb.so for everything by
default, and pwdb is itself being phased out, so I'll tag this as resolved in