Bug 13622 - min days before pw change does not work
min days before pw change does not work
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: shadow-utils (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-07-09 10:02 EDT by Thimo E
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-05 14:14:26 EDT
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Description Thimo E 2000-07-09 10:02:13 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.
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-08-04 15:41:05 EDT
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?
Comment 2 Thimo E 2000-08-05 14:14:24 EDT
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

Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-08-07 06:26:37 EDT
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
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