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Old 03-28-2016, 11:51 PM   #1
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Passwd command is showing "BAD PASSWORD:" as output but there was nothing after the colon, where there should be some reason output.


When we specify a password that doesn't fulfill the coditions, "BAD PASSWORD:<<Reason>>" is output.
Example:
BAD PASSWORD: it does not contain enough DIFFERENT characters

There was a situation when "BAD PASSWORD:" was output but there was nothing after the colon, where there should be some reason output.
 
Old 03-29-2016, 01:02 AM   #2
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You're going to have to provide a lot more information than that.
 
Old 03-29-2016, 01:25 AM   #3
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We are not sure what password was put when this was out put.
But we got warning message without any reason.
 
Old 03-29-2016, 09:59 AM   #4
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Check the logs.
 
Old 03-31-2016, 08:50 AM   #5
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FYI, Linux systems use a subsystem called PAM = Pluggable Authentication Modules to handle all aspects of authentication and authorization. The rules related to passwords are probably to be found in /etc/pam.d/passwd.

I have not personally dumpster-dived into this particular aspect of the system, yet, but I believe that this will be the proper place to look. And I also expect that some log-file in /var/log will contain more relevant information. (grep is your friend.)
 
  


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