PHTN-30-000035 - The Photon operating system must disable new accounts immediately upon password expiration.

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Inactive identifiers pose a risk to systems and applications because attackers may exploit an inactive identifier and potentially obtain undetected access to the system. Owners of inactive accounts will not notice if unauthorized access to their user account has been obtained.

Disabling inactive accounts ensures accounts that may not have been responsibly removed are not available to attackers who may have compromised their credentials.


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Remove an existing 'INACTIVE' line and add the following line:


See Also

Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000795, Rule-ID|SV-256511r887207_rule, STIG-ID|PHTN-30-000035, Vuln-ID|V-256511

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 135332651e82fd496c82f2b8a383e8d2c195660d21b6c9f6d58e58ed4c13b72d