Password aging in ESXi 4.1,5.1,5.5

I am looking for password aging to be set in my Esxi host for all local ids created under Esxi.

Please advise if this can be configured in Esxi 41 ,Esxi 5.1 and Esxi 5.5 ?

 and how we can get this configured to get our host compliance as per company security Policy.

Thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
In ESXi 4.x, this is achieved by changing the login.defs file in /etc/login.defs

see here

Changing the default password expiration policy in ESX 4.x (1025642)

However, I believe this was dropped in ESXi 5.1 and ESXi 5.5, e.g. all 5.x.

So there is no support for  password aging policy on ESXi 5.x.
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
Thanks Andrew..so is this kind of risk to be compliment with sec policy ..as pwd should be expired/reset/changed after fix days .
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Most organisations, do not create local users on their ESXi hosts, which require management.

So there is no support for  password aging policy on ESXi 5.x.

You would need to discuss with VMware as to why it has been removed.
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
Got it Thanks.. would be great if you Please share the KB Article or update from VMware.... if any, to describe that it has been removed from VMware end .
Thanks for all the information provided on this.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
there is no mention of password aging for 5.x.

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gheistCommented:
It can authenticate against active directory where you can have password aging...
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
My concern is  for local user only..like root etc in Esxi  Host.
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
Thanks.
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