Best practice recommends that users keep changing the passwords at a regular interval. But typically developers and other users of Linux system won’t change the password unless they are forced to change their password.
It’s the system administrators responsibility to find a way to force developers to change their password. Forcing users to change their password with a gun on their head is not an option!. While most security conscious sysadmins may be even tempted to do that.
In this article let us review how you can use Linux chage command to perform several practical password aging activities including how-to force users to change their password.
“Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don’t let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months” – Clifford Stoll
When you create an account on a website, you may have the “password dilemma” for a second. The dilemma is whether you should provide a weak password that is easy to remember or a strong password that is hard to remember. Following are the rules and guidelines that may help you in overcoming the password dilemma and help you in creating a strong password that are secure. These are the things that I’ve used over years based on my own interest in the area of keeping the password safe and secure.
I. Two essential password rules:
Following two rules are bare minimal that you should follow while creating a password.