Forcing to change password when using API

  • Posted November 11, 2014

Hello, we are working on creating installer for our software on DO through:

And it all works great up to the one point, when installing send-mail it runs into this error:

Setting up sendmail-base (8.14.4-4.1ubuntu1) … You are required to change your password immediately (root enforced) chfn: PAM: Authentication token is no longer valid; new one required adduser: `/usr/bin/chfn -f Mail Transfer Agent smmta’ returned error code 1. Exiting. dpkg: error processing package sendmail-base (–configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1

So most probably chfn triggers the need for password change, as it is the first time login (even though from API launched script).

Any ideas on how to overcome it?


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How are you trying to install it? I just did a quick successful test using a cloud-config file like:

packages: sendmail-base

Is your app.yml file public?