Azure Password Never Expires

Created by Mel Wade, Modified on Mon, Jul 10, 2023 at 3:41 PM by Mel Wade

Set yourself up to connect to the service through PowerShell remoting. If you have not done this yet, you will need two pieces of software: the Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant for IT Professionals RTW (yes, that’s the official name) and the Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell.

  1. Install both programs.

  2. Open up a PowerShell command session and type in “Connect-MsolService”.

  3. Enter your credentials at the prompt.

  4. Once you are successfully authenticated, enter the following command to set a user’s password to never expire:

Set-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName <> -PasswordNeverExpires $true

If you know a little bit about PowerShell, then you know that, if the verb in a command is “Set,” you can also use “Get” to retrieve information or properties about a certain object. In this case, you can use “Get-MsolUser” to see if the user’s password has already been configured to never expire; to do so, you use the following command, which selects the attribute to display in response to our command:

Get-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName <> | Select PasswordNeverExpires

You can extrapolate from this command to see the password expiration statuses of all users in your tenant using the following command:

Get-MSOLUser | Select UserPrincipalName, PasswordNeverExpires

You can also combine these commands to set the passwords for all users in your tenant to never expire; this is done using the pipelining feature of PowerShell. Here, you get a list of users from “Get-MsolUser” and then pipe that information to “Set-MsolUser,” omitting the specific reference to names (as those will be fed into the new command from the pipeline) and leaving the attribute configuration the same:

Get-MsolUser | Set-MsolUser –PasswordNeverExpires $true

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