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Installed puppet on server but it is asking to reset the user password on regular interval.. what could be the reason ?..Please help on this.

asked 2013-06-18 01:27:48 -0600

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Installed puppet on server but it is asking to reset the user password on regular interval..we need to reset the user password manually every time.

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Please post some output showing the password prompt, in what manner it appears, and any other information that will help troubleshoot the problem, e.g. Puppet version, operating system, puppetmaster ...(more)

GregLarkin gravatar imageGregLarkin ( 2013-06-18 08:10:15 -0600 )edit

Its not clear from your question exactly what is happening. Are you trying to use puppet to manage a user resource with password but the password is held in an ...(more)

Steve Shipway gravatar imageSteve Shipway ( 2013-06-20 16:51:45 -0600 )edit

Yep, we just ran into this as well. Looks like Puppet does not manage the max password age set within /etc/shadow so that accounts have a max password age ...(more)

ITBlogger gravatar imageITBlogger ( 2013-06-26 11:56:15 -0600 )edit

Question is, how do we manage these settings with Puppet?

ITBlogger gravatar imageITBlogger ( 2013-06-26 11:56:20 -0600 )edit

ITBlogger gravatar imageITBlogger ( 2013-06-26 12:18:42 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-06-26 12:18:36 -0600

Looks like you have to use the user type (see comment for link) to set max password age.

This setting can also be managed in /etc/login.defs

Sorry if none of this has anything to do with the original problem.

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