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Linuxhelp _ Programming in Linux _ Get User Status

Posted by: demanaz Jan 22 2009, 05:45 PM

Hey all,

Is it possible in Red Hat or AIX to get the status of a user without having root authority?

Thanks in advance!

Posted by: michaelk Jan 22 2009, 06:02 PM

Define user status?

For example the who command will output all users currently logged in.

Posted by: demanaz Jan 27 2009, 08:32 AM

sorry, let me restate that. is it possible to gather the following information without having root authority?

is account locked out?
is account expired/disabled?
what is the password change frequency?
when was the password last set?
when was the account created?

Posted by: michaelk Jan 27 2009, 01:09 PM

No. AFAIK the user can only see if his password is about to expire with the chage command.

Posted by: demanaz Jan 28 2009, 08:36 AM

and if usr1 wanted to see the above information about usr2 but usr1 didnt have root authority, he wouldnt be able to?

Posted by: michaelk Jan 28 2009, 11:46 AM

I do not think so.

Posted by: demanaz Jan 30 2009, 11:21 AM

okay cool. thx

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