Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:29:26 +0000 From: "johnfoobar" <johnfoobar@...mail.org> To: passwdqc-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: failing to force random passwords with random=only Hi, I'd like to force random passwords on a RHEL 6.4 system with pam_passwdqc-1.0.5-6 The password section in system-auth-ac looks like this: password required pam_passwdqc.so random=15,only password sufficient pam_unix.so sha512 shadow try_first_pass use_authtok password required pam_deny.so When trying to change the password I get the following behavior: $ passwd Changing password for user foobar. System configuration error. Please contact your administrator. Changing password for foobar. (current) UNIX password: passwd: Critical error - immediate abort Without "random=15,only" these problems do not arise. I did also try random=only without success. Do you have any hints on what I'm doing wrong? thanks!
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