Bug 7876 - minimum age of password does not work
Summary: minimum age of password does not work
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 1999-12-18 10:31 UTC by Max Valianskiy
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-24 23:53:39 UTC

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Description Max Valianskiy 1999-12-18 10:31:43 UTC
I tryed to enable minimum password age to prevent users from changeing
passwords too often (I really need this), but this does not work, passwd
changes password
as it was before I set limits.

[maxcom@cave maxcom]$ chage -l maxcom
Minimum:	7
Maximum:	31
Warning:	7
Inactive:	35
Last Change:		Dec 18, 1999
Password Expires:	Jan 18, 2000
Password Inactive:	Feb 22, 2000
Account Expires:	Never

[maxcom@cave maxcom]$ cat /etc/pam.d/passwd
auth       required	/lib/security/pam_pwdb.so shadow nullok md5
account    required	/lib/security/pam_pwdb.so
password   required	/lib/security/pam_cracklib.so retry=3
password   required	/lib/security/pam_pwdb.so use_authtok md5 shadow

I seems that passwd does not tryes to verify password minimum change time
at all.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-05-22 15:36:59 UTC
assigned to nalin

Comment 2 Stephen John Smoogen 2003-01-24 23:53:39 UTC
Bug 7876 has been closed because it seems to have been fixed since 6.1

[test1user@glasya test1user]$ passwd
Changing password for user test1user.
Changing password for test1user
(current) UNIX password:
You must wait longer to change your password
passwd: Authentication token manipulation error

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