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I have to configure system RHEL5 to ensure the security. One requirement is:

When a password is first created or reset by an administrator authorized to do so, system(RHEL 5) shall require the owner of the account to change the password the next time he logs on.

I don't know how to configure to meet this requirement. Could anyone help me with this? Thanks a lot!

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passwd USERNAME
chage -d 0 USERNAME

where USERNAME is replaced with the real username. I find that the order of these commands is important (ie, don't set the password after the chage).

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MadHatter, thanks to your quick answers :-) –  zhaojing Oct 7 '10 at 8:30

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