How to change a password on AIX as an admin without following the password policy

I used this on a project where the systems were protected by a non local policy I had no access to. Your best friend is the pwdadm command

As root execute the following:

  • pwdadm -f NOCHECK ‘youruser’
    This will allow you to change the password in the next step without policy validation
  • pwdadm ‘youruser’
    Type the new password twice
  • pwdadm -f ADMCHG ‘youruser’
    This will remove the change password on next logon checkbox


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