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Hi,

I am running Redhat Advanced Server 2.1 --- How do I allow users to changed their passwords to whatever they want?  

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if u just build up a new system and adding users.
then before the system is available for authenticated users, the new passwd and shadow files are copied to files passwd.orig and shadow.orig. Remember to change the protection of the shadow and shadow.orig files to 0600.

user can change cheir password by themselves by default.
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check out this link for readhat security and all this is really a cool guide.
http://www.puschitz.com/Security.shtml
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Dear LPTech
is any of above worked, if not please let us know.
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by:MKrauss
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simply edit /etc/login.defs for the pwd length and validy properties .....
MK
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by:chedlin
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You can edit /etc/pam.d/system-auth and comment out the line running cracklib.so
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