> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Kosek [mailto:mko...@redhat.com]
> Sent: 26 September 2013 14:29
> To: Innes, Duncan
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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
> $ ipa pwpolicy-mod --minlength=5
> $ 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.
Cheers & thanks for your help
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