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Old 12-05-2007, 10:41 AM   #1
Tassu
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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?
 
Old 12-06-2007, 03:02 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 04:35 AM   #3
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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?
 
Old 12-06-2007, 05:06 AM   #4
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Yes, I think you probably need to do a reboot.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 08:56 AM   #5
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Still doesn't work after reboot
 
Old 12-06-2007, 09:11 AM   #6
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I'm running LDAP on the server. does that effect on anyhting?
 
Old 12-06-2007, 09:25 AM   #7
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I'm running LDAP on the server. does that effect on anyhting?
I am not sure of that one. Did you change your encryption method to md5 or blowfish?
 
Old 12-07-2007, 12:33 AM   #8
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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
 
Old 12-07-2007, 01:48 AM   #9
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Thats strange because during install time, I change mine to md5 and I can use passwords longer than 8 characters.
 
  


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