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authorThorsten Kukuk <>2007-06-20 13:54:08 +0000
committerThorsten Kukuk <>2007-06-20 13:54:08 +0000
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Relevant BUGIDs: 1688777
Purpose of commit: new features Commit summary: --------------- 2007-06-20 Thorsten Kukuk <> * modules/pam_cracklib/pam_cracklib.8.xml: Document new minclass option. * modules/pam_cracklib/pam_cracklib.c: Add support for minimum character classes [#1688777]. Based on patch from Keith Schincke. * xtests/tst-pam_cracklib2.c: New, test case for minclass option. * xtests/tst-pam_cracklib2.pamd: New, PAM config file for test case. * xtests/ Add new testcase. * xtests/pam_cracklib.c: Fix comment what this application tests. * Use /lib64 on x86-64, ppc64, s390x, sparc64
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@@ -152,6 +152,14 @@ ocredit=N
(N < 0) This is the minimum number of other characters that must be met for
a new password.
+ The minimum number of required classes of characters for the new password.
+ The default number is zero. The four classes are digits, upper and lower
+ letters and other characters. The difference to the credit check is that a
+ specific class if of characters is not required. Instead N out of four of
+ the classes are required.
This argument is used to force the module to not prompt the user for a new