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Re: pam_passwdqc and pam_cracklib

On Thu, Sep 27, 2001 at 11:09:01AM -0400, Bill Nolf wrote:
> I'm using pam_passwdqc to check the stength of passwords. Do I still need
> pam_cracklib?

If you aren't using it and aren't planning to, then you probably don't
need it.  You may also no longer need CrackLib itself.

However, as pam_cracklib is perhaps a part of your distribution's PAM
package I don't suggest that you remove any of these files from the
system as you would break your package manager's dependency handling
by doing so.

Owl includes neither pam_cracklib nor CrackLib itself.

If your question was whether you should be using pam_cracklib together
with pam_passwdqc, both for one service, then the answer is no.  That
wouldn't work.

> Also, does anyone know how to force a user to change his password the first
> time he logs in and
> maintain password aging?

See chage(1).

> OS: Linux 6.2 and Linux 7

Huh? ;-)


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