Checking New Password

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Tue Apr 20 00:26:34 PDT 2004

On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 08:17:20AM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 06:32:13AM +0100, Zen wrote:
> > Being new to BSD I was wandering if someone can point me in the correct
> > direction.  I want to let users to change their own passwords.  But I do not
> > want them to use things like cat dog or dictionary names.  Could some one
> > point me in the correct direction please.  I would like to use some thing
> > like 6-8 characters with number and upper and lower case letters
> Checkout the security/checkpassword-pam port.

Dammit. No, don't bother checking that: it's something different.
Doesn't do what you want at all.  However, using pam modules to
enforce good standards for passwords is the way to go.  But I can't
see anything appropriate in the ports collection.



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