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Password Rules histsize Ineffective for Some Users

We're trying to deploy a tightened password policy on an AIX 5.3: Users are not allowed to reused last 24 passwords. So, I change histsize from the previous value from 5 to 24 in /etc/security/user, ...
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How to disable login into AIX using password for any means

Is there any way to disable login to AIX using password? I know that for SSH login I can update sshd_config and set PasswordAuthentication to no. But what about other ways of login into AIX, like ...
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How do I manually perform a password check using AIXpert?

One of the AIXpert tools is to perform a check of the root password against a dictionary (usually /etc/security/aixpert/dictionary/English). If I want to run this check manually, how would I do it? ...
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What does pwdadm -c effect?

If you were to run pwdadm -c against a user account and it clears the flags from /etc/passwd; what would those cleared flags stop from happening?
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Why are these accounts being locked when their passwords expire?

We've got a customer on AIX 6.1 who unfortunately doesn't have an in house sys admin with any measure of experience or training, so we are supporting their server in addition to our software. They ...
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AIX: how to change a password as root without setting the ADMCHG flag?

I'd like to change the password of another user, as root, but don't want the user to be prompted to change their password when the log in. As far as I can tell, any mechanism to change the password ...