[SunHELP] Password Policies

Dale Ghent daleg at elemental.org
Mon Aug 30 11:03:34 CDT 2004

On Aug 30, 2004, at 11:57 AM, Grindell, Joan M. wrote:

> Dale
> we're at 2.8
> what does 2.9 give us?

Solaris 9 adds that functionality to the passwd command and the PAM 

On solaris 8, unless you code your own PAM authentication tokens 
module, you're limited to password length and password expiration 

Solaris 9 adds the functionality to define whether a password is 
alpha-numeric, prevent people from making passwords containing their 
user name, and a minimum difference in characters (so people can't 
change their password from "blahblah1" to "blahblah2" for example) as 
well as a few other features.

See the /etc/default/passwd file for details on the parameters you can 


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