DragonflyBSD 1.0.1 Install->Add-Regular-User->Password Complexity

Chris Pressey cpressey at catseye.mine.nu
Wed Mar 23 10:43:56 PST 2005

On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 12:29:16 -0500
Michael Shirk <shirkdog at xxxxxxx> wrote:

> DragonflyBSD 1.0.1 Install->Add-Regular-User->Password Complexity
> When I added the root password during the configuration, I was able to
> set a complex password for root. However, when I then created a
> regular user called shirkdog, I could not even put the same password
> as the root account. It said I could not use characters such as 
> "':;.,><?~!@#$%^&*
> This breaks most policies for password complexity as these characters
> are usually required for strong passwords.

The configuration module of the installer is generally inadequate for
"real" system administration tasks like this.  It should be enough to
get you started, though, and you can give shirkdog a better password
once you are logged in as that user on the installed system.

Configuration will likely be improved in future versions.


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