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Old 01-07-2011, 03:18 PM   #1
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removing password restriction to 6 characters


hello guys is there aa way to remove the password restrictions? i would liek to setup a 4 character password
 
Old 01-07-2011, 03:22 PM   #2
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Possibly it will vary by distro, but I expect most distros have a /etc/login.defs file, which goes along with the Shadow Password suite. Inside my file, I see this:
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# Password aging controls:
#
#       PASS_MAX_DAYS   Maximum number of days a password may be used.
#       PASS_MIN_DAYS   Minimum number of days allowed between password changes.
#       PASS_MIN_LEN    Minimum acceptable password length.
#       PASS_WARN_AGE   Number of days warning given before a password expires.
#
PASS_MAX_DAYS   99999
PASS_MIN_DAYS   0
PASS_MIN_LEN    5
PASS_WARN_AGE   7
I would begin by setting that value as you wish. Of course, we don't need to tell you that a 4 character password would be VERY relatively easy to crack, so hopefully this is not for a root account or production machine, right?
 
Old 01-07-2011, 05:10 PM   #3
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i am the only one using this pc and i dont think there will be any problem if i set both user and root password to 4 characters
 
Old 01-07-2011, 05:14 PM   #4
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i just changed the pass min lenght to 5 and now when logging in on terminal as root i get this error
su
Password:
configuration error - unknown item 'PASS_MIN_LEN' (notify administrator)

this is my config
PASS_MAX_DAYS 99999
PASS_MIN_DAYS 0
PASS_MIN_LEN 5
PASS_WARN_AGE 7
 
  


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