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# 1  
Old 06-24-2007
minimum password length

Dear frnds,

how i can make the password 5chs minimum length in hp-ux 11i ? pls help

# 2  
Old 06-24-2007
With recent versions of HP-UX, this is controlled via the security file. You would just edit the MIN_PASSWORD_LENGTH entry. I don't think that worked on 11i though. However, if you install the Shadow Password Package, I think you will be able to do this.
# 3  
Old 06-25-2007
thanks perdabo,

In hp ux 11i i coundn't find any security file with the entry min_password_length, in /etc/default/security that entry is with #.

# 4  
Old 06-25-2007
Well try uncommenting it and see if it works. But again, my suggestion is to install the shadow password package which will give you a more modern version of the passwd command.

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