How to force password change at the next login on Linux
Oct 08, 2015, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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In multi-user Linux environment, it's a standard practice to create user accounts with some random default password. Then after a successful login, a new user can change the default password to his or her own. For security reasons, it is often recommended to "force" users to change the default password after the first login to make sure that the initial one-time password is no longer used.