Bug 7876 - minimum age of password does not work
minimum age of password does not work
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 1999-12-18 05:31 EST by Max Valianskiy
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-24 18:53:39 EST
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Description Max Valianskiy 1999-12-18 05:31:43 EST
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 11:36:59 EDT
assigned to nalin
Comment 2 Stephen John Smoogen 2003-01-24 18:53:39 EST
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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