How to require a user to change their password


I created a new account on a machine and gave it a default password but I want to ensure the user changes the password when they log into it for the first time. It's just a laptop with nothing special running client version of Mac OS X 10.6.8.

I'm sure it's possible, I remember seeing a check box where you could require the user to change their password at some point.

Could someone refresh my memory on this or tell me how to achieve this goal?

Best Answer

Found on Apple Support Communities.

Go to

  • Workgroup Manager
  • Select the User or Users
  • Advanced Tab
  • Options