|Platform: ubuntu14.04||Date: (C)2017-03-14 (M)2019-02-28|
Set Password Change Minimum Number of Days (Scored)
The PASS_MIN_DAYS parameter in /etc/login.defs allows an administrator to prevent users from changing their password until a minimum number of days have passed since the last time the user changed their password. It is recommended that PASS_MIN_DAYS
parameter be set to 7 or more days.
By restricting the frequency of password changes, an administrator can prevent users from repeatedly changing their password in an attempt to circumvent password reuse controls.
Set the PASS_MIN_DAYS parameter to 7 in /etc/login.defs:
Modify active user parameters to match:
# chage --mindays 7 <user>
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