Enabling Password Expiration on Existing Users
Question asked by Jerry Kuntz - November 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM
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Simple question: We have never enabled password expiration. If we start to, when will the system count from? Example: we accept default of 12 months and Enable. Will it be 12 months from today? 12 Months from their previous or next login? Will some users have expired passwords the minute we enable it if they have used the same password for years?
 
Jerry Kuntz
Ramapo Catskill Library System
Middletown NY

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Aloha Jerry.
There is "sort of" an answer on this thread, toward the bottom.
 
"Yea, I did that by accident once. Set it to 1 month, turned it off, then turned it back on and set it to 6 months or something (cant remember the steps). It forced everyone on the server to change their password on the next login. (not what i was trying to accomplish btw...)
Big Caution ! ---- it also killed all of the passwords of email scripts that are part of websites for sending email on contact forms. Had to manually reset all of those dedicated accounts. what a pain. And setting the password back to what it originally was, does not count as a change, so it will not send out the email."

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