System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

ProcedureHow to Set Password Aging on a User Account

Use the following procedure to set password aging on a user account.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Start the Solaris Management Console.

    # /usr/sadm/bin/smc &

    For more information on starting the Solaris Management Console, see How to Start the Console as Superuser or as a Role or How to Start the Solaris Management Console in a Name Service Environment.

  3. Click the This Computer icon under the Management Tools icon in the Navigation pane.

    A list of categories is displayed.

  4. (Optional) Select the appropriate toolbox for your name service environment.

  5. Click the System Configuration icon.

  6. Click the User Accounts icon and provide the superuser password or the role password.

  7. Click the User Accounts icon.

  8. Double–click the user, then select the Password Options tab.

    For example, select scutter2.

  9. Select the Password Options tab.

  10. Select the appropriate Password Options in Days option and click OK.

    For example, select Users Must Change Within to set a date when the user must change his or her password.