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How to disable password quality check in Fedora 18 [closed]

asked 2013-01-19 22:52:51 -0600

Umar Farooq Khawaja gravatar image

updated 2014-09-28 15:39:10 -0600

mether gravatar image

I would like to disable the Fedora 18 password quality check.

Fedora 18 doesn't allow certain passwords to be used because they contain words found in a dictionary. I can see why this might be a great security precaution but for my purposes, this is unnecessary and therefore I would like to disable it.

Any help in this will be greatly appreciated.

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answered 2013-01-20 09:05:31 -0600

ThomasMcA gravatar image

I think the settings are in /etc/security/pwquality.conf

The file has lots of comments that describe the settings.

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answered 2013-01-20 10:27:42 -0600

domg472 gravatar image

The authentication program, which can be found in "Activities" -> "Show applications" -> "authentication", allows one to change some settings with regard to password requirements in the "Password options" tab.

However, i was not able to find any settings with regard to dictionary passwords.

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answered 2016-07-07 09:44:51 -0600

viking gravatar image

updated 2016-07-11 02:32:21 -0600

I came across this post by using principle google first use -? later. For single case the best option seems to be su passwd -f <user>. It will complain but will change the password

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