Password expiry patch plans

Corinna Vinschen vinschen at
Mon Nov 11 21:56:52 EST 2002

On Sun, Nov 10, 2002 at 05:01:08PM +1100, Darren Tucker wrote:
> 4) Make the general case for proto 1 call /bin/passwd (including for
> PAM). Maybe look at the following later:
> [...]
> Comments?

Looking from a Cygwin perspective:

Since Windows based systems also have the expiry problem, it would
be helpful to have a generalized way to solve that regardless of the
protocol in use and especially independant of AIX or PAM specific
stuff.  Calling /bin/passwd seems a very good way, IMHO.

Unfortunately, the current cygwin_logon_user() call used in auth-passwd.c
doesn't return whether the authentication failed due to a expired
password or any other problem.  But that's easily solved by changing


Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Developer
Red Hat, Inc.
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