Log in to your VCSA’s console through SSH or directly.
issue this commnad to check the root state :
passwd -S root
This is the output
This is the meaning :
sudo grep root /etc/shadowif there is a “*” or “!” after “root:” the account is disable!!
Finally, to check if is it disable, type this command:
Anyway, we proceed to disable the expiration…
First I change the root password to ensure that the web interface doen’t ask me to change it thought the UI.
type “passwd root” and type a new password..
now go to the web ui
go to Administration..
Set “password Expiration Settings” to “NO” and submit.
so now as you can see, it never expire..
That’s it !