How to Force Users to Change Passwords in WordPress – Expire Password

How to Force Users to Change Passwords in WordPress – Expire Password
Sonja Moran

1) You remove the admin user altogether – here you create another user who has the admin role, login as them the delete the existing admin user; ensuring you click on the option to transfer admin’s previous posts to you
2) The ‘admin’ ( role user) password is complex – use or similar
3) finally, you must must,mus,t install the “Limit Login attempts” plugin … This is a work of genius and is regularly blocking the 10 or so attempts per day to login into my blog. Set long lockout times and get the plugin to email you (new admin user ) after 2 lockouts

How to Expire Passwords in WordPress After a Specific Amount of Time
Betty Barnes

Next, you can select user roles to which this policy applies. Ideally, you should select all user roles except administrator. However, if you are not the only administrator on your website, then you should check administrators as well. Always remember to click on the save changes button to store your settings. After all, this is done, when a user signs in after the specified period, they will be redirected to password reset screen.

How To Force Users To Change Their Passwords
Renea Bedford

You can set the number of days after a password expires when an account becomes locked. For example, if Dave's password expired on Wednesday and the number of inactive days is 2 then Dave's account will be locked on Friday.

How to Force User to Change Password in Linux
Greta Nielsen

“Plenty of Linux admins force their users to change their passwords on a regular basis to prevent security breaches before any problems arise.”
Sounds great in theory. I worked in an organization with over 7,000 PCs. The policy was that every 30 days user passwords must be changed. Passwords were supposed to be alphanumeric and contain special characters. The passwords were dutifully changed and they conformed to the requirements. However, at least 50% of the users had yellow sticky notes with their latest password stuck up someplace around their desk. Many others had the passwords written down and placed in one of their desk drawers. So much for system security! You can force the users to change their passwords but you cannot force them to memorize those passwords.

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