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LONG Passwords for 11i-v2 (11.23)

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john guardian
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LONG Passwords for 11i-v2 (11.23)

v3 has SMSE built in. The LongPassword11i3 (add-on) increases the maximum password length from 8 to 255 characters on HP-UX 11i v3 systems in shadow mode.


For v2, SMSE is an add-on.


What about shadow mode LONG Passwords (ie: >8) for v2? Is that part of the SMSE product  OR  is it handled some other way  OR  is it just not available for v2?





P.S. This thread has been moved from HP-UX > System Administration to Security. - HP Forum Moderator

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Re: LONG Passwords for 11i-v2 (11.23)

As far as I know, long passwords in shadow mode are not available for 11iv2 at all.


Passwords with more than 8 characters will require a different password hashing (irreversible "encryption") algorithm.