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  • Unix tip: Password complexity for users

    Posted May 27, 2009 - 7:23 pm

    User password security has improved a lot over the years. In Solaris, for example, users are generally required to have at least six characters in their passwords and they have to include a digit or a special character like a $ or an !. What might not be immediately obvious is that the rules that govern what kind of passwords your users are allowed to assign to themselves in Solaris 10 are actually highly tunable. Let's cd over to the /etc/default directory and take a look.
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