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authorTomas Mraz <>2016-04-19 10:48:31 +0200
committerTomas Mraz <>2016-04-19 10:48:31 +0200
commitff4fd47e51b19c20807946cf7da49604d205841c (patch)
parentcefaf0ff3761c2948f1e627c5bd4c7c98133f6e0 (diff)
pam_unix: Document that MD5 password hash is used to store old passwords.
modules/pam_unix/pam_unix.8.xml: Document that the MD5 password hash is used to store the old passwords when remember option is set.
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diff --git a/modules/pam_unix/pam_unix.8.xml b/modules/pam_unix/pam_unix.8.xml
index 60d90979..1b318f11 100644
--- a/modules/pam_unix/pam_unix.8.xml
+++ b/modules/pam_unix/pam_unix.8.xml
@@ -247,6 +247,8 @@
user are saved in <filename>/etc/security/opasswd</filename>
in order to force password change history and keep the user
from alternating between the same password too frequently.
+ The MD5 password hash algorithm is used for storing the
+ old passwords.
Instead of this option the <command>pam_pwhistory</command>
module should be used.