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How To Lock And Unlock A System User Account

Article By justin


Linux Shell BIP media Disabling shell access doesn't fully lock a user out of a server. They can still login via ftp/pop/imap/smtp servers if they are running on the local server and are checking local user authentication. Below you will find instructions on how to fully lock a system users account.

In this example we will lock the system user peterhope

/bin/passwd -l 

In this example we will unlock the system user peterhope

/bin/passwd -u peterhope

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