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Re: Guidance using pam_passwdqc module and Army Regulation 25-2

On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 at 01:03:03PM +1200, William Brower wrote:
> I downloaded and installed the module - things went cleanly and the 
> module was installed in /lib/security/pam_passwdqc.so
> 2) I tried modifying /etc/pam.d/system-auth to look like this
> (I know there is a warning about file autogeneration, but frankly, the 
> /etc/pam.d/passwd file seems to direct all real action to this file - 
> should I just modify the /etc/pam.d/passwd file instead??)

No, there's no need to modify other PAM config files and it is
appropriate to modify /etc/pam.d/system-auth almost like you did.

> OLD:
> password  required   /lib/security/$ISA/pam_cracklib.so retry=3 type=
> password  sufficient /lib/security/$ISA/pam_unix.so nullok use_authtok 
> md5 shadow
> password  required   /lib/security/$ISA/pam_deny.so
> NEW:
> #password required   /lib/security/$ISA/pam_cracklib.so retry=3 type=
> password required   /lib/security/$ISA/pam_passwdqc.so

You said the module installed under /lib/security/pam_passwdqc.so, --
perhaps you need to remove the extra "/$ISA" from this line then?

> password sufficient /lib/security/$ISA/pam_unix.so nullok use_first_pass 
> md5 shadow

Please revert the change you did to this line.  It should have worked
fine with "use_authtok".

Alexander Peslyak <solar openwall com>
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