[SunHELP] SSH and expired passwords

Grindell, Joan M. GrindellJ at SEC.GOV
Tue Feb 22 09:59:22 CST 2005

If I use a passphrase when logging on,  when the password expires will the
passphrase continue to work.  I think I'm answering my own question  I think
not because there are times we want to expire the password and not let a
user on even if he has a passphrase.

-----Original Message-----
From: sunhelp-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:sunhelp-bounces at sunhelp.org] On
Behalf Of Adrian Florea
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 10:55 AM
To: The SunHELP List
Subject: Re: [SunHELP] SSH and expired passwords

if you make a verbose connection attempt (i.e. via 'ssh -v') you may see 
something like:

- ... -

Authentications that can continue: publickey,password,keyboard-interactive

- ... -

that are current supported auth methods ...

James Fogg wrote:

>On Tue, 2005-02-22 at 09:40 -0500, Grindell, Joan M. wrote:
>>If someone logons in via ssh and their regular password expires will they
>>unable to login via SSH also if using only passphrases?
>There are various authentication methods. The usual default is to use
>passwd (or shadow passwords) local to the system. Then there is NIS, NIS
>plus and others.
>If sshd is set up to use the auth method that the system uses then
>expiration of a password is a block to ssh.
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