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Tassu 12-05-2007 09:41 AM

SLES 10.0 SP1 Password Lenght
 
Hi, Im running a SLES 10.0 SP1 as a PDC, and it's running just fine, but I have one small problem... For some reason it has a password max length as 8 characters... and that's not long enough. Does anyone know how to change the max length?

reddazz 12-06-2007 02:02 AM

I usually change this behaviour during install time. You can also do YAST -> Security & Users -> Local Security -> Custom Settings -> Password Settings. I usually change the encryption method from DES to MD5.

Tassu 12-06-2007 03:35 AM

Thanks for the fast reply :)

I did what you told me to do, and after that I tried to create a new user, that had over 8 characters long password, but yast still whined about it :( Do I need to reboot the server? :scratch:

reddazz 12-06-2007 04:06 AM

Yes, I think you probably need to do a reboot.

Tassu 12-06-2007 07:56 AM

Still doesn't work after reboot :(

Tassu 12-06-2007 08:11 AM

I'm running LDAP on the server. does that effect on anyhting? :scratch:

reddazz 12-06-2007 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tassu (Post 2982058)
I'm running LDAP on the server. does that effect on anyhting? :scratch:

I am not sure of that one. Did you change your encryption method to md5 or blowfish?

Tassu 12-06-2007 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reddazz (Post 2982077)
I am not sure of that one. Did you change your encryption method to md5 or blowfish?

During the install we changed it to blowfish

reddazz 12-07-2007 12:48 AM

Thats strange because during install time, I change mine to md5 and I can use passwords longer than 8 characters.


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