Solved

Password aging with CDE login

Posted on 2000-05-12
4
225 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Using Solaris 2.6 and NIS (not NIS+) I would like to know how to enforce password aging through the CDE login on x86 clients.
0
Comment
Question by:clown
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:jlevie
ID: 2807267
I don't believe you can with NIS, but you can check the Answerbook to be sure. The information needed for password aging is kept in the /etc/shadow file, which isn't used in a NIS environment.
0
 

Author Comment

by:clown
ID: 2807663
Is it possible in a NIS + environment or maybe Solaris 8 can do this?
0
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
jlevie earned 100 total points
ID: 2807703
It is can be done in an NIS+ environment because the shadow file is an NIS+ table. That allows the client machines to see that the lifetime of the password has been exceeded and they'll force a change or not allow further logins if the password isn't changed.

With NIS+, you can sort of "have your cake and eat it to", so to speak. An NIS+ server can export NIS maps for clients that can't use NIS+ (but of course those clients won't know about expiring passwords). I find that it's actually easier to manage an NIS environment on Solaris with an NIS+ server, even if there otherwise aren't any NIS+ clients. The replica mechanism works better and there are built-in tools for backing up the NIS+ namespace in a manner that is suitable for re-creating the NIS+ root master.
0
 

Author Comment

by:clown
ID: 2809873
Although it's not the answer I was hoping for I will test jlevie's solution out.  Thankyou
0

Featured Post

What Is Threat Intelligence?

Threat intelligence is often discussed, but rarely understood. Starting with a precise definition, along with clear business goals, is essential.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

My previous tech tip, Installing the Solaris OS From the Flash Archive On a Tape (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/OS/Unix/Solaris/Installing-the-Solaris-OS-From-the-Flash-Archive-on-a-Tape.html), discussed installing the Solaris Operating S…
Why Shell Scripting? Shell scripting is a powerful method of accessing UNIX systems and it is very flexible. Shell scripts are required when we want to execute a sequence of commands in Unix flavored operating systems. “Shell” is the command line i…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:
In a previous video, we went over how to export a DynamoDB table into Amazon S3.  In this video, we show how to load the export from S3 into a DynamoDB table.

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now