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# 1  
Old 03-12-2009
AIX 5.3 userid password length to 6

Hi All,

How can I make the password of only two userid with 6 length while others are using regular policy of 8 or more length.

Please help. Thanks.
# 2  
Old 03-12-2009
Do 'smitty user' - change/show characteristics, select the username and then change 'Password Min Length'. Or edit the /etc/security/user file instead of using smit.
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Old 03-16-2009
You can also use the NOCHECK flag if you have a policy defined.

pwdadm -f NOCHECK <username>

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