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Re: DragonflyBSD 1.0.1 Install->Add-Regular-User->Password Complexity

From: Adrian Nida <nida@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2005 13:41:14 -0500

Michael Shirk wrote:
DragonflyBSD 1.0.1 Install->Add-Regular-User->Password Complexity

When I added the root password during the configuration, I was able to
set a complex password for root. However, when I then created a regular
user called shirkdog, I could not even put the same password as the root
account. It said I could not use characters such as "':;.,><?~!@#$%^&*

This breaks most policies for password complexity as these characters
are usually required for strong passwords.

Yeah, I did the same thing (user password contained '&') a while back and reported it to #bsdinstaller at #EFNET (or whatever it was called at the time). To work around, I installed the user account with a "weak" password, then when everything was installed, logged in as that user and issued a 'passwd' command which doesn't have the requirements. They mentioned they would relax the restrictions, sounds like they haven't had a chance yet.

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