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Turn Off or Bypass passwd checking

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Is there a way to use whatever password you want in RH6.1? I am constantly confounded by the "dictionary word" and "duplicate letter" stuff when setting up users that need very little security.
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by:fremsley
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As root you are allowed to give a user any password you want:

  passwd <username>
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Reinier earned 200 total points
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Remove the line

password   required     /lib/security/pam_cracklib.so retry=3

from /etc/pam.d/passwd.

Note that most people consider this a very usefull feature. Your users may need very little security, the system itself still does. Security is only as strong as its weakest link.

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