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Re: disabling root access from ssh login /forcing user to change passowrd



# chage -d 0 <username>

On Friday 21 March 2003 12:12 pm, Bruce Douglas wrote:
> got it!!
> 
> thanks .. the little things...
> 
> however, i have another question ... how does one go about forcing a 
new
> user to have to immeadiately change their password upon logging in.
> 
> i created a new user foo
> 
> i did >chage -d 0 foo
> 
> when i log in to test, i get the user prompt, when i enter the 
password for
> foo, the window disappears.
> 
> any idea as to what i'm doing wrong....
> 
> thanks
> 
> -bruce
> bedouglas earthlink net
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: psyche-list-admin redhat com
> [mailto:psyche-list-admin redhat com]On Behalf Of Jay Turner
> Sent: Friday, March 21, 2003 11:07 AM
> To: psyche-list redhat com
> Subject: Re: disabling root access from ssh login
> 
> 
> On Fri, Mar 21, 2003 at 10:44:39AM -0800, Bruce Douglas wrote:
> > i tried the following with no luck:
> >
> > vi to /etc/ssh/ssh_config and added the line:
> >
> > PermitRootLogin no
> >
> > i then restarted with
> > /etc/rc.d/init.d/sshd restart
> >
> > i can still login as root...
> 
> Right change, wrong file.  You need to make this change in the
> "sshd_config" file (as opposed to "ssh_config")  Actually, the stub 
shoud
> PermitRootLogin should already be in the file, so you can just 
uncomment
> the line and change the "yes" at the end to "no" and restart sshd.
> 
> "ssh_config" is utilized to configure client ssh usage.
> 
> - jkt
> 
> 
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