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authorTomas Mraz <>2012-12-20 16:22:47 +0100
committerTomas Mraz <>2012-12-20 16:22:47 +0100
commit33efdded5f66be933aeb0bcc9ea3087551853394 (patch)
parent0b380d4fba7245b7fdead345e1fadc0917829cac (diff)
pam_cracklib: Mention checks that are not run for root.
modules/pam_cracklib/pam_cracklib.8.xml: Add note about checks when run as root.
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/modules/pam_cracklib/pam_cracklib.8.xml b/modules/pam_cracklib/pam_cracklib.8.xml
index 9c929bfa..3f6e76f0 100644
--- a/modules/pam_cracklib/pam_cracklib.8.xml
+++ b/modules/pam_cracklib/pam_cracklib.8.xml
@@ -420,6 +420,8 @@
changing the password is root. This option is off by default
which means that just the message about the failed check is
printed but root can change the password anyway.
+ Note that root is not asked for an old password so the checks
+ that compare the old and new password are not performed.