[CentOS] Fedora change that will probably affect RHEL

Sun Jul 26 00:22:47 UTC 2015
Bob Marcan <bob.marcan at gmail.com>

On Sat, 25 Jul 2015 11:16:18 -0600
Chris Murphy <lists at colorremedies.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 9:40 AM, Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com> wrote:
> > This might show up twice, I think I sent it from a bad address previously.
> > If so, please accept my apologies.
> >
> >
> >  In Fedora 22, one developer (and only one) decided that if the password
> >  chosen during installation wasn't of sufficient strength, the install
> >  wouldn't continue.  A bug was filed, and there was also a great deal of
> >  aggravation about it on the Fedora testing list.  So, it was dropped.
> >
> >  However, like a US (and probably other countries) politician who has one
> >  bad law suddenly exposed, it seems they are doing it for F23, judging from
> >  a test installation. I've filed a bug if anyone wants to chime in and ask
> >  them not to do it.
> >
> >  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1246771
> This is a good write up on the story:
> https://lwn.net/Articles/639405/
> And the proposal for Fedora 23:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/Standardized_passphrase_policy
> And the discussion for Workstation's behavior:
> https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/desktop/2015-July/012588.html

Something like this?

Sorry, your password has been in use for 30 days and has expired -
you must register a new one."
    New password
"Sorry, too few characters."
    pretty roses
"Sorry, you must use at least one numerical character."
    1 pretty rose
"Sorry, you cannot use blank spaces."
"Sorry, you must use at least 10 different characters."
"Sorry, you must use at least one upper case character."
"Sorry, you cannot use more than one upper case character consecutively."
"Sorry, you must use no fewer than 20 total characters."
"Sorry, you cannot use punctuation."
"Sorry, that password is already in use."

BR, Bob
Who thinks the password policy in my machines are my concern.