linux , immediately expired password

I need to confirm that all new user created should Immediately expire new and manually reset passwords

how to check this in linux machine
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for example by passwd -e raj
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in Red Hat there is possible adduser with -e (expiration), but it's not in Debian so I can't try it, but if it means expiration of the password it should do the job. Something like:
adduser user -e `date '+%m/%d/%y'`

You can do "chage -d 0 (user)" to force the user to change the password at next login.  This is how it is done on RHEL.

To check you would have to look at the user's line in /etc/shadow.  The fields are seperated by ":".  The first field is the user name, the second is a password hash, and the third is the expire days.  If the number is 0, then they will have to change on the next login.


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