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Mehmood Ansari
Frequent Advisor

PASSWORD

Hi

I would like to set the following on HP UX 11.11i system.

1.Password length should be 8 characters and should not take less than 8 characters.

2. Should not repeated last 3 password.

How can I set these parameters I could not find it in sam. Help would be appreciated.
4 REPLIES
Thierry Poels_1
Honored Contributor

Re: PASSWORD

hi,

have a look at /etc/default/security.
"man security"

regards,
Thierry Poels.
All unix flavours are exactly the same . . . . . . . . . . for end users anyway.
Yogeeraj_1
Honored Contributor

Re: PASSWORD

hi,

you should modify your /etc/default/security
to include appropriate settings

For more info, please see:

http://docs.hp.com/cgi-bin/onlinedocs.py?mpn=B2355-90696&service=hpux&path=00/01/111&title=HP-UX%20Reference%20%2811i%20v1%29%20-%204%20File%20Formats%20%28vol%208%29

regards
Yogeeraj
No person was ever honoured for what he received. Honour has been the reward for what he gave (clavin coolidge)
Ivajlo Yanakiev
Respected Contributor

Re: PASSWORD

easy way is to start SAM
and go to securety
Bill Hassell
Honored Contributor

Re: PASSWORD

Password history is not available unless you have changed your system to Trusted mode. To see if your system is Tristed, type the command:

ll /tcb

If there is no /tcb directory then your system is not Trusted. SAM can change your system yo Trusted. But note that Trusted understands long passwords (longer than 8 characters) while standard systems just ignore characters after 8. Once you convert to Trusted, the passwd command will fail if you type more than 8 characters. Once you are logged in, you can then change passwords to longer values with no problem.


Bill Hassell, sysadmin