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Expire User Accounts On The Ubuntu Server

Jun 21, 2010, 16:03 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Andrew Weber for this link. ]

"Using the expire option will allow the administrator to lock down an account without destroying the data so that it may be available for a short time. When people go on vacation, have an extended break for some reason or may not be comng back, you can use the expire option to lock down their account. You also may want to close an account correctly. The Ubuntu Server like other Linux Servers provides methods to make this happen.

"Example:

sudo chage -E 2011-06-10 mike

"This option is valuable for temporary accounts as well."

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