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Old 04-30-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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Root password on Solaris 10 8/11

In the 8/11 release of Solaris 10 Oracle determined that root needed to follow the same rules as everyone else. Is there a way to disable this to previous configuration?
from the link:
Change in the Default Behavior When a Root User Resets Password (6968855)

Beginning with this Oracle Solaris 10 release, a root user (user ID 0) by default has to comply with the configured password policy in the /etc/default/passwd file. In previous updates of the Oracle Solaris 10 OS, a root user was exempt from any configured password policy constraints.

For more information, see the passwd(1) man page.
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I believe the proper way is to remove force_check from the following line in /etc/pam.conf:
other   password requisite force_check
Old 05-01-2012, 03:09 PM   #3
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Thanks that worked great.


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