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March 22, 2006

[TAM] How do I setup a user’s account to be non-expiring?

Filed under: Tivoli Access Manager for e-business — Jose Negron @ 7:21 am

At the pdadmin command prompt type the following:

pdadmin sec_master> policy set account-expiry-date unlimited -user <USER_NAME>
pdadmin sec_master> policy set max-password-age 0-0:0:0 -user <USER_NAME>

So for example (now ignore the fact that I'm doing with a user who's username is jsmith):

pdadmin sec_master> policy set account-expiry-date unlimited -user jsmith
pdadmin sec_master> policy set max-password-age 0-0:0:0 -user jsmith

To confirm, at the pdadmin command prompt:

pdadmin sec_master> policy get account-expiry-date -user jsmith
Account expiry date: unlimited
pdadmin sec_master> policy get max-password-age -user jsmith

Maximum password age: 0-0:0:0

That should do it.

Don't forget the '-user <USER_NAME>' because otherwise all users will be set with non-expiring passwords and auditing will tell you that you suck.

re: TAM 5.1


  1. Hi, just in case you set to unlimited and then account-expiry-date still shows a specific date, You must 1° unset, as follow: policy get account-expiry-date -user xxxxxxx 2° policy set account-expiry-date unlimited -user xxxxxxxxx 3° policy get account-expiry-date -user xxxxxxxxxxx
    Account expiry date: unlimited

    I hope this helps you !

    Comment by Jose Antonio — August 24, 2013 @ 5:05 am

    • I need to correct the Steps:
      1.- policy set account-expiry-date unset -user xxxxxxxx
      2.- policy set account-expiry-date unlimited -user xxxxxxx
      3.- policy get account-expiry-date -user xxxxxx (It MUST show: Account expiry date: unlimited)

      I hope this helps !!!

      Comment by Jose Antonio Roa — August 24, 2013 @ 5:37 am

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