Expired password handling in openssh-2.5.1p1/2

Kevin Taylor ktaylor at eosdata.gsfc.nasa.gov
Fri Mar 2 23:44:54 EST 2001

On Thu, 1 Mar 2001, Dan Kaminsky wrote:

>>> Are there plans, or does someone have a fix, for having openssh force
>>> users to change passwords when they're expired?
>>> Right now the program closes the connection....the commercial ssh
>>> manages to exec /bin/passwd after they enter their current password.
>>> Any ideas?
>> Hmm, does PAM send back a special message when the password needs to
>> be changed?
>> I could envision changing the user shell to /bin/passwd if PAM
>> complains...

>It works for PAM now, but not for non-PAM.


That's what Kevin Steves was saying. Hopefully the code he was working
on for the password interface for other systems will be implemented

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