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Password expiration?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AthensMatt, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. AthensMatt

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    Does WHM have a password expiration feature for cPanel accounts?

    While I know we could edit the shadow file to create this we'd rather use WHM if it has this feature. Also we have concerns about passwords for database users expiring which would cause a large problem so we don't want to enable that feature for those users.

    Thanks!
     
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    Set Password Strength options:
    Home » Security Center » Password Strength Configuration

    Then, help them along a little:
    Home » Account Functions » Force Password Change

    HTH!
     
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    Thanks!

    Question, will this policy change effect database users created when databases were created? Or will this only effect the cPanel login account (which would be perfect).
    Thanks again!

    AthensMatt
     
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    Database passwords should not be affected by this change, the same as changing your cPanel account's password and that not affecting the DBs you may have.
     
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    Great! Thanks for the help! I didn't want to make a change until I was clear that this wasn't going to mess up people scripts calling to databases using the dbuser and password to access the database such as WordPress sites.

    Have a great day!
     
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    Happy to help. You too! :)
     
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