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Ask AFP548: Get list of when passwords will expire?

I want to send an email to users letting them know that their password is about to expire (we have them set to expire after 30 days, so this happens frequently). Tinkering with our Tiger server, it seems that mkpassdb doesn’t provide any useful data. Neither does pwpolicy. Using:

pwpolicy -a adminusr -p adminpwd -u sbrown -getpolicy

always returns (no matter what user or expiration)


as its result. Is there any easy way to get this information that works with Tiger? Am I not using pwpolicy correctly?

BTW, I saw a post here where someone mentions that with AD, UAM, and ActiveX it may be possible to get this info, but we aren’t using AD.

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