Magento 2 “It’s time to change your password.”

You log into the Magento 2 admin panel and you are welcomed with “It’s time to change your password.”

This can be very annoying in a development environment or on a demo server, and basically it’s like a DOS attack on the admin as you are prevented from accessing the dashboard.

Note: This will also get rid of the annoying nag.

Security is a good thing so to quick fix this let’s just do the following:

NOT recommended on a PRODUCTION environment!

cd /var/www/magento

sudo php bin/magento config:set admin/security/password_is_forced 0
sudo php bin/magento config:set admin/security/password_lifetime 0

sudo php bin/magento cache:flush

sudo redis-cli flushall #If using Redis.

Dashboard is now accessible and no NAG!

Good to go 😀