F16 - Password requirements
On 07/03/2012 01:36 PM, Charlie Kravetz wrote:
On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 10:38 AM, Rick
On 07/03/2012 08:56 AM, Jeffrey Ross issued this missive::
How do I relax the password requirements in Fedora?
I though adjusting /etc/pam.d/system-auth was were the
changed needed to
be made, I made this change:
#password Â* Â*requisite Â* Â* pam_cracklib.so
try_first_pass retry=3 type=
password Â* Â*sufficient Â* Â*pam_unix.so sha512 shadow
password Â* Â*required Â* Â* Â*pam_deny.so
but Fedora still seems to be strict on password
requirements. Â*So either I
attacked the wrong file or made the wrong changes.
Any pointers to where I should be making my changes?
You can remove pam_cracklib from the chain, change it to
change its parameters. Check "man pam_cracklib" for how it
the parameters it accepts. Personally, I'd leave it
change its parameters to accommodate your relaxed
It may also be necessary to make an adjustment to the requirements
in /etc/login.def to relax it. That file controls things like
logging it and number of times you may enter it before it will not
Thanks for the hints, turns out I had the settings correct but the
problem turned out to be elsewhere, I am/was using poppassd to allow
users to change their passwords via squirrelmail and poppassd was
not working properly.* I handful of changes to poppassd and
everything is working as expected.
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