I've setup doas to run on FreeBSD 11.1 as per these instructions and added the following line to my doas.conf:

permit persist :wheel

I've noticed that I need to insert my password every time I run doas, ie, it's not respecting the 5 minute limit for password expiration.

Am I missing something?


I read the following in man doas.conf:


After the user successfully authenticates, do not ask for a password again for some time. Works on OpenBSD only, persist is not available on Linux or FreeBSD.

The most important part is: "persist is not available on ... FreeBSD". I think it will not work on FreeBSD.

  • Well, I deserved that. – ruipacheco Dec 14 '17 at 23:59

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