Provided by: libpam-passwdqc_1.2.0-1_i386
pam_passwdqc -- Password quality-control PAM module
[service-name] module-type control-flag pam_passwdqc [options]
The pam_passwdqc module is a simple password strength checking module for
PAM. In addition to checking regular passwords, it offers support for
passphrases and can provide randomly generated ones.
The pam_passwdqc module provides functionality for only one PAM
management group: password changing. In terms of the module-type
parameter, this is the ``password'' feature.
The pam_chauthtok() service function may ask the user for a new password,
and verify that it meets certain minimum standards. If the chosen
password is unsatisfactory, the service function returns PAM_AUTHTOK_ERR.
The set of options that may be passed to the module is exactly the same
as the set of options that may be specified in the /etc/passwdqc.conf
file. These options are described in passwdqc.conf(5).
pam.conf(5), passwdqc.conf(5), pam(8).
The pam_passwdqc module was written for Openwall GNU/*/Linux by Solar
Designer <solar at openwall.com>. This manual page was written for the
FreeBSD Project by ThinkSec AS and NAI Labs, the Security Research
Division of Network Associates, Inc. under DARPA/SPAWAR contract
N66001-01-C-8035 (``CBOSS''), as part of the DARPA CHATS research
program. It has since been revised, most importantly to refer to
passwdqc.conf(5) instead of describing the options right on this page.