I’m here to ask you for help in determining if my qubes user password has actually expired and why. Below is description of what I’ve been trough today:
I had issue unlocking my screen using my password. After multiple tries and reboots it worked! As soon as I was in I tried to change my password using
passwd and it failed:
passwd Changing password for user user. Changing password for user. Current password: passwd: Authentication token manipulation error
Then I checked my password status with
sudo passwd -S user user PS 1969-12-31 0 99999 7 -1 (Password set, SHA512 crypt.)
Quick search told me that
1969-12-31 means the password has expired. But how? Why I wasn’t asked to change it?
Next I ran:
sudo passwd user Changing password for user user. New password: Retype new password: passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.
to update my password and the new one has correct date:
sudo passwd -S user user PS 2022-03-15 0 99999 7 -1 (Password set, SHA512 crypt.)
Right now I’m scared to log out/lock my screen
I appreciate any hints you send my way - what should I look for in logs?
If I don’t reply for too long it means I got locked out again…