How to change a password on AIX as an admin without following the password policy

I used this on a project where the systems were protected by a non local policy I had no access to. Your best friend is the pwdadm command

As root execute the following:

  • pwdadm -f NOCHECK ‘youruser’
    This will allow you to change the password in the next step without policy validation
  • pwdadm ‘youruser’
    Type the new password twice
  • pwdadm -f ADMCHG ‘youruser’
    This will remove the change password on next logon checkbox

 

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About Wannes Rams

I'm a IBM Collaboration software consultant. I am specialized in the architecture and technical lead of enterprise implementations. I started of as a Lotus Domino specialist certified up to Domino 8, but moved on to IBM Connections, Lotus Sametime and Lotus Quickr. I also have experience with WebSphere Administration and WebSphere Portal deployments. I am also IBM Champion for ICS Specialties: Lotus Domino Lotus Sametime Lotus Quickr IBM Connections WebSphere Portal administration WebSphere Application server administration Cisco Firewall administration Tivoli Directory Integrator Social Business
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