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

Adrian Nida nida at musc.edu
Wed Mar 23 10:44:48 PST 2005

Michael Shirk 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.
Yeah, I did the same thing (user password contained '&') a while back 
and reported it to #bsdinstaller at #EFNET (or whatever it was called at 
the time).  To work around, I installed the user account with a "weak" 
password, then when everything was installed, logged in as that user and 
issued a 'passwd' command which doesn't have the requirements.  They 
mentioned they would relax the restrictions, sounds like they haven't 
had a chance yet.

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