Solaris Transition Guide

Password Aging Changes

The SunOS release 5.7 system features password aging. This feature assigns a limited lifetime to each user password to maintain password secrecy. As a password reaches the end of its life, the password owner is notified and prompted to select a new one.

You can implement password aging using one of the following methods:

A system administrator can also set up password aging.

You can change a user password in one of two ways:

For more information on passwd and nispasswd, see the command tables in Appendix D, System Files Reference Table.