sfortuna74
Contributor
Contributor

Service Console Password Complexity

I was wondering if anyone here could provide some info about password complexity and the service console. Specifically, I need to account for the "root" account to our Compliance team. What I've seen so far seems to indicate that the pam_cracklib.so plugin can put restrictions on non-root users only, however what I've seen does not seem to be absolutely conclusive.

Any help is very much appreciated -

Thanks,

Steve

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DLeid
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vShpere 4 wants a more complex password for root access to the service console. A complex password would contain at least one number, one symbol and the rest alphabitic characters.

Note: You should not logon with a root account. Use your account and elevate to root to perform operations with root permissions.

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azn2kew
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You can change those password complexity settings using those security lockdown guides from Tripwire, STIG, VMware, ConfigureSoft though.

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Stefan Nguyen

VMware vExpert 2009

iGeek Systems Inc.

VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Consultant

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