Passwd (command)

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passwd command included in passwd (package)


  • passwd -l USERNAME // for disabling password login
  • passwd -u USERNAME // will unlock account if needed
  • passwd --status USERNAME // show status
passwd -u $USERNAME
passwd: password expiry information changed.

Busybox

passwd -u USERNAME
passwd: password for USERNAME changed by root
passwd -u USERNAME
passwd: password for USERNAME is already unlocked
passwd --status USERNAME
USERNAME L 11/15/2020 0 99999 7 -1


journalctl 
Feb 05 14:35:55 SERVER_NAME passwd[29180]: pam_unix(passwd:chauthtok): password changed for root

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