I created a new user account, but the user is prompted to change their password on first login. I don't want them to change their password, I want them to use the password they were assigned. How do I change their account so they aren't prompted to change their password when they log in?

  • Please include the exact command (you can change the username and password ;) used to create the user.
    – terdon
    Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 17:33
  • The user account was created by a program, not a standard Linux command. :(
    – Scott
    Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 17:46

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This should be default behavior, so you may be doing something at user creation that is causing the prompt to happen. Prompting at next login is usually done by chage -d0 <userName>. There are third party PAM modules that may not do this, but that's out of the scope of what I have knowledge about.

You may want to post the specific steps you're going through to create a user.

  • 1
    Thanks. I used chage -d 1000 <username>.
    – Scott
    Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 17:48

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