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Kaps_2
Regular Advisor

Unable to change root password

Hello All,

Please find below my server details

# model
9000/800/A500-6X
# uname -a
HP-UX xyz B.11.11 U 9000/800 899920610 unlimited-user license

On this server I am trying to change the root password from current 8 character to 9 character. This new 9 character password is alpha numeric and has special characters.When I try to change the root password it fails me to authenticate. What can be the reason for the same?

Thanks,
Kaps
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Ivan Krastev
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Unable to change root password

Do not use # or @ character in password. See the WARNING section in man page - http://docs.hp.com/en/B3921-90010/passwd.1.html

regards,
ivan
Jeeshan
Honored Contributor

Re: Unable to change root password

which mode you are using to connect server?

which special character you included in password ?
a warrior never quits
The Tiger
Advisor

Re: Unable to change root password

Can u cat your /etc/default/security

Kaps_2
Regular Advisor

Re: Unable to change root password

got solution from Ivan
Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Unable to change root password

Unless you are trusted, you can only have 8 char passwords, any more is truncated.