Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community


minimum password length


 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Operating Systems HP-UX minimum password length
# 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

regards
# 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 #.

regards
# 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.

Previous Thread | Next Thread
Test Your Knowledge in Computers #535
Difficulty: Medium
In C, the Boolean type false is associated with zero while any non-zero value is associated with true.
True or False?

9 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Shell Programming and Scripting

Filter all the lines with minimum specified length of words of a text file

Hi Can someone tell me which script will work best (in terms of speed and simplicity to write and run) for a large text file to filter all the lines with a minimum specified length of words ? A sample script with be definitely of great help !!! Thanks in advance. :) (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: my_Perl
4 Replies

2. Shell Programming and Scripting

Flat file-make field length equal to header length

Hello Everyone, I am stuck with one issue while working on abstract flat file which i have to use as input and load data to table. Input Data- ------ ------------------------ ---- ----------------- WFI001 Xxxxxx Control Work Item A Number of Records ------ ------------------------... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: sonali.s.more
5 Replies

3. Red Hat

Security Question: Lock after invalid login, Session Lock and Required Minimum Password Length

Hello all, If anyone has time, I have a few questions: How do I do the following in Linux. We are using Red Hat and Oracle Enterprise Linux, which is based on Red Hat too. 1. How to lock the account after a few (like 3) invalid password attempts? 2. How do you lock a screen after 30... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: nstarz
1 Replies

4. Red Hat

Increase Password length

Hello All, I am using RHEL 4. Currently maximum password length limit is set to 8 on my system. Please tell what do i need to change to increase this limit to say 20. I changed the login.defs and included the following line - " PASS_MAX_LEN 20 " but this dint work. I further... (7 Replies)
Discussion started by: shamik
7 Replies

5. Solaris

Enforcing password length.

I would like to enforce the users to use 15 character passwords. I have edited the /etc/default/passwd and given PASSLENGTH=15. What i noticed is that when user changes the password next time, it will enforce the a 15 character password but during the next logon, it verifies only first 8... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: uxadmin007
5 Replies

6. AIX

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 Replies)
Discussion started by: itik
2 Replies

7. Shell Programming and Scripting

remove strings of lowercase characters (with minimum length requirement)

Hi all, I want to delete all lowercase characters from my file, but only strings of length 7 and more. For example, how can I go from: JHGEFigeIGDUIirfyfiyhgfoiyfKJHGuioyrDHG To: JHGEFigeIGDUIKJHGuioyrDHG There should be a trick to add to sed 's///g', but I can't figure it out.... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: elbuzzo
2 Replies

8. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

What the command to find out the record length of a fixed length file?

I want to find out the record length of a fixed length file? I forgot the command. Any body know? (9 Replies)
Discussion started by: tranq01
9 Replies

9. AIX

password length

hi friends, anybody know how many character of password length in aix5.3? please help me TIA bong (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: bong02
1 Replies

Featured Tech Videos