AIX Tip of the Week

AIX Tip of the Week: Enabling Non-root Users to Administer Passwords

Audience: Systems Administrators

Date: August 12, 2000

The AIX pwdadm command can be used to offload password administration to non-root administrators. The pwdadm command allows the administrator to change anothers password, or force users to change their password at the next login. To enable a non-root administrator to use pwdadm, simply add their ID to the "security" group.

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Bruce Spencer,

August 12, 2000