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Platform: Amazon LinuxDate: (C)2018-10-29   (M)2018-11-08



Set Password Maximum Age To specify password maximum age for new accounts, edit the file '/etc/login.defs' and add or correct the following line, replacing


Parameter:


Technical Mechanism: Setting the password maximum age ensures users are required to periodically change their passwords. This could possibly decrease the utility of a stolen password. Requiring shorter password lifetimes increases the risk of users writing down the password in a convenient location subject to physical compromise. Fix: var_accounts_maximum_age_login_defs="

References:

Resource IdReference
SCAP Repo OVAL Definitionoval:org.secpod.oval:def:48430


OVAL    1
oval:org.secpod.oval:def:48430
XCCDF    4
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_general_Amazon_Linux_AMI
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_SecPod_Amazon_Linux_AMI
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_general_Amazon_Linux_2
xccdf_org.secpod_benchmark_SecPod_Amazon_Linux_2
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