Resetting VMware Identity Manager (VIDM) ROOT and SSHUSER History and Password Timeout

  1. Modify Password History Settings
    1. vi /etc/pam.d/common-password
      1. Change required to optional and remove "enforce_for_root remember=x" where "x" is a number.
    2. Clear "opasswd" file contents
      1. vi /etc/security/opasswd
      2. Go into INSERT mode and delete all contents and save and exit.
    3. Run "chage" to reset password expirations for root and sshuser.