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Old 04-08-2008, 10:37 PM   #1
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How to change passwd policy?


Does anyone know how I can go about changing the passwd policy in Linux?

I would like to change the minimum password length to 10 instead of 8 and also it must be in alpha-numeric form.
Old 04-09-2008, 01:11 AM   #2
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Have a look at

There you will find how to change password policy in Red Hat alikes.


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