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Re: AW: AW: [suse-security] one-time passwords
  • From: Gerd Bitzer <Gerd.Bitzer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 08:19:11 +0200
  • Message-id: <3992495F.97900D8A@xxxxxxxxx>
Hi,

in HP/UX once several special characters were possible in the password field to
enforce special behaviour. As far as I can remember "*" means disable the
account, "?" means enforce the user to type in a new password when he logs in the
next time.
Maybe this is also possible with Linux.

HtH

Yuri Robbers wrote:

> Hi!
>
> On Wed, 9 Aug 2000, OKDesign oHG Security Webmaster wrote:
>
> > okay, it seems as if I misunderstood.
> > Well, the only way to do this that comes to my mind is to define the shell
> > of this user to automatically run a script when he logs in. This script
> > should ask for a new password, install this, and then change the shell back
> > to the normal shell, so this script isn't started again at the next login.
> > Maybe there is a different way, maybe even easier, but this is how I would
> > try the trick...
> >
> > Hope that helps...
>
> Thanks a lot. Even if there is a different and better way, this should do
> teh trick perfectly. I'll write such a script.
>
> Cheers!
>
> Yuri.
>
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