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Old 03-14-2006, 02:06 AM   #1
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I need extend password length to 12 character or more

When I changed password to more than 8 character, It's still accepted only first 8 character.
Could you show me how to extend it and force it use more than 8 character
I have AIX 5.3 version. Server run Oracle database
Old 03-14-2006, 07:05 PM   #2
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It's probably using the obsolete crypt(3) password hashes. I dunno how your distro works, but you should see if you can change it to use MD5 hashes, which don't have length restrictions and is much, much more secure.
Old 03-17-2006, 10:36 AM   #3
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From my understanding this has been a known issue with AIX for some time now. I am not aware of any way to change it.
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I too think, there is a restriction to 8 charactors only.


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