> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Kosek [] 
> Sent: 26 September 2013 14:29
> To: Innes, Duncan
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] Force IPA to accept password?
> On 09/26/2013 01:05 PM, Innes, Duncan wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Can I force IPA to accept a new password that I have chosen?
> What password do you have in mind? A password of an IPA user?

Yes - for my authentication when SSHing onto a Linux box.

> > 
> > Today I've had to change my password in 2x AD domains and 
> > other places according to policy.  I've done this.
> > 
> > But coming to IPA, I find that I've chosen a "BAD 
> > PASSWORD".  Without getting into the merits of the AD password
> > policy and the security of the password I've chosen, can I
> > force IPA to accept my new password at all?
> Well, without getting into security of the approach, you 
> could change the global password policy or group password 
> policy so that the new password is
> accepted:
> $ ipa pwpolicy-mod --minlength=5
> or
> $ ipa pwpolicy-add usergroup --minlength=5
> ... to "fix" whatever failing password policy attribute.

The error comes from a dictionary check I think.  AD does as well as far
as I know, but would appear to have a smaller dictionary or looser

Kind of what I expected/feared though.  I don't want to change the IPA
policy at all, just override it's objection.  For now, I went the long
route and changed my IPA password first, then changed the other
To match what IPA was happy with.

> HTH,
> Martin

Cheers & thanks for your help


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