dxchpwd - Create or change password program
dxchpwd -r | -l
dxchpwd [-r | -l] -q
dxchpwd [-r | -l] -u username
If dxchpwd is invoked without any options, it is assumed that the current
user's password is to be changed. The following options are also accepted:
-l Tells dxchpwd that the password change is to be done for a Local user.
This can be combined with the -u and -q options.
-r Tells dxchpwd that the password change is to be done for a NIS user.
This can only be done from a NIS master and can be combined with the -u
and -q options.
-q Tells dxchpwd to query the user for the user name of the account whose
password is to be changed.
-u Tells dxchpwd to change this user's password.
The dxchpwd command lets you change your password. When you invoke the
dxchpwd command, the program prompts you for the old password and then for
the new password. Next, the program asks you for the new password again,
to verify that you have typed it correctly. Note that the passwords are
not displayed on the screen.
Your new password must meet the length requirements specified by the
authorization database for the user whose password is being changed.
If your system is running with enhanced security, you may have to choose a
password from a list of randomly generated passwords or you may be prohi-
bited from changing your password until its minimum lifetime has expired,
as specified in the authorization database.
The following example requests that the password be changed for user smith:
dxchpwd -u smith
Protected Password Database
X(1X), xdm(1X), passwd(1)