Password quality-control PAM module
module is a simple password
strength checking module for PAM. In addition to checking regular passwords,
it offers support for passphrases and can provide randomly generated ones.
module provides functionality for
only one PAM management group: password changing. In terms of the
parameter, this is the
() service function may ask the
user for a new password, and verify that it meets certain minimum standards.
If the chosen password is unsatisfactory, the service function returns
The set of options that may be passed to the module is exactly the same as the
set of options that may be specified in the
file. These options are
described in passwdqc.conf(5)
module was written for Openwall
GNU/*/Linux by Solar Designer
at openwall.com⟩. This manual page was written for the
Project by ThinkSec AS and NAI Labs, the
Security Research Division of Network Associates, Inc. under DARPA/SPAWAR
contract N66001-01-C-8035 (“CBOSS”), as part of the DARPA CHATS
research program. It has since been revised, most importantly to refer to
instead of describing the
options right on this page.