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How do I disable a Red Hat user account that has been inactive for 'x' days?

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How do I disable a Red Hat (Enterprise Linux 5.3) user account that has been inactive for 'x' days?

I want user accounts that haven't logged into the system after a certain amount of time to be locked.
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That was exactly what I needed to know, thank you. I've setup a cron job that runs every day at midnight - it marches through the /etc/passwd file, pulls out the usernames, checks them against activity in lastlog and uses the "passwd" command appopriately to disable wayward accounts.
Late, I know, but you can use pam_lastlog to do this without having to use scripts and cron.
 To lock out an account after 10 days of inactivity, add, as root, the following line to the auth section of the /etc/pam.d/login file:

auth  required  pam_lastlog.so inactive=10
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