Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 07:34:59 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: announce@...ts.openwall.com Subject: [openwall-announce] passwdqc 1.1.0 - now a password/passphrase strength checking and enforcement toolset Hi, We have turned our pam_passwdqc package (which was up to version 1.0.5) into a password/passphrase strength checking toolset called simply passwdqc (now at version 1.1.0): http://www.openwall.com/passwdqc/ Specifically, we have introduced libpasswdqc (a password/passphrase strength checking library), pwqcheck (a standalone password/passphrase strength checking program), and pwqgen (a standalone random passphrase generator program), in addition to the PAM module, which is now built upon libpasswdqc. We have also added the config=FILE option to allow for specifying the password/passphrase policy in a configuration file rather than on the command-line. Finally, we've revised the documentation, including introduction of manual pages for the new components. All of this is mostly due to work by Dmitry V. Levin (some of it originally for ALT Linux). We might have broken portability to some non-Linux platforms in passwdqc 1.1.0 (compared to pam_passwdqc 1.0.5), which is the primary reason why we treat this new version as a development release for now. (Obviously, pam_passwdqc 1.0.5 is available for download as well.) Please test and provide your feedback (we're interested to hear of both successes and failures, as well as of any compiler warnings and any other issues). Please be sure to include a description of your systems (OS, version, CPU architecture, C compiler and its version). Thanks, Alexander
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