I am not asking how to do anything here, rather trying to understand best practices and the "right" way to handle server security. To prevent brute force password attacks, I have secured my server in ...
After working with linux for years in small networks, I've started in a company that maintains large windows networks. I know you can cobble a linux host onto an Active Directory network but is there ...
Why is a linux account not accepting old password after changing password expiration to “never” using chage?
CentOS 5.x I have an old user account that had a password policy in effect that expired. [foo@foobox ~]# chage -l foouser Minimum: 0 Maximum: 90 Warning: 5 Inactive: 5 ...
Good evening, I'm thinking about implementing some way to manage passwords for our Linux/Windows servers based solely on security concerns and an ever growing number of servers. How do you do it? ...
Is there any way to allow non-root users to change other user's password. Specifically, is there a way to grant help desk employees the ability to do password resets. The help desk already can reset ...
We have a growing collection of servers, both physical and virtual, which we need to login into. Login is usually with SSH, using an RSA key pair rather than a password (which is switched off in SSH ...
I want to set Maximum days of a password can be used. So I configure PASS_MAX_DAYS in /etc/login.defs, and PASS_WARN_AGE to warn user before the password expired. In my example, I set PASS_MAX_DAYS = ...
I need to implement some better control for passwords on a our slackware servers. I have always manually done this but the need for some automation routines to handle a lifetime check, length, ...