> From: Martin Kosek [mailto:mko...@redhat.com] 
> Sent: 27 September 2013 09:28
> To: Innes, Duncan
> Cc: freeipa-users@redhat.com
> Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] Force IPA to accept password?
> On 09/27/2013 09:31 AM, Innes, Duncan wrote:
> >
> >
> >> From: freeipa-users-boun...@redhat.com 
> >> [mailto:freeipa-users-boun...@redhat.com] On Behalf Of Sumit Bose
> >> Sent: 26 September 2013 17:36
> >> To: freeipa-users@redhat.com
> >> Subject: Re: [Freeipa-users] Force IPA to accept password?
> ...
> >> Which command did you use to change the password? 'passwd' or 'ipa 
> >> passwd'?
> >>
> >> If you use 'passwd' the PAM stack on the client for the passwd 
> >> command comes into play which typically has some modules like 
> >> pam_pwquality.so listed which do checks including dictionary
> >>
> >> If you use 'ipa passwd' the password should be only validated
> >> against the server-side password policy Martin mentioned above.
> >
> > Sumit, yes - I used 'passwd'.  I'll look into using 'ipa passwd' in 
> > about
> > 3 months time :-)
> Eh, ok :-) BTW, you could also standard kpasswd, it should 
> also avoid modules like pam_pwquality.so and only use the 
> server policy.
> Martin

OK - this is opening my eyes somewhat.  I know about the password policy
section of IPA, but there doesn't appear to be anywhere to control the
quality of the password.  Is this done by PAM on the server?  If it's
how do I enforce things like ensuring at least 1 upper case, 1 lower
1 number and 1 special character?  I don't see that in the docs.

Would like to be able to ensure that the minimum password policy is
rather than perhaps having an erroneous strict policy on a few machines.



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