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     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>.  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.