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Hi! I use Suse 8.2. I was unable to change the password length of the users including root. I used Yast2 --> Security & users --> Security settings --> Custom ...
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- 03-01-2004 #1
- Join Date
- Mar 2004
Increase min/max password length
I use Suse 8.2.
I was unable to change the password length of the users including root.
I used Yast2 --> Security & users --> Security settings --> Custom settings --> Next --> Password Length --> Min 9 Max 15 --> Next ... Finish. I made sure it was written to /etc/login.defs and rebooted the system. Then I changed the root password using the passwd command to exceed 10 chars. Similarly I changed the users passwords to exceed 10 chars. But when I rebooted the system it was back to max 8 chars password length. What am I missing out?
Thanks in advance.
- 10-24-2005 #2
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
this is, most probably, because you've not changed the Encryption method for password. Default is DES that does not allow passwords more then 8 chars long, regardless of Min and Max fields. To reach your goal you should change the encryption method to MD5 or Blowfish.