Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:26:00 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: passwdqc-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: failing to force random passwords with random=only Hi, On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 09:29:26AM +0000, johnfoobar wrote: > 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 15 bits is way too little. For pam_passwdqc 1.0.5, the minimum was 24 (so trying to use less than that results in a deliberate failure like what you report) and the default was 42 (and both were increased since then). I suggest that you try "random=42,only". This should work. Alexander
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