nss.passwd.info.hide

This configuration parameter specifies whether to hide the following password attributes from non-root users:

  • Maximum Password Age
  • Password Expiration Date
  • Minimum Password Age
  • Change Password Needed
  • Password Last Changed On

The parameter value can be true or false. When this parameter is set to true, only users with root permissions can view the password attributes shown above. When this parameter is set to false, users without root permissions can view the password attributes.

The default value for this parameter is true on all UNIX operating systems except HP-UX. On HP-UX, the default is false because HP-UX does not support hiding these attributes.