BAD PASSWORD: is too simple
Although the password I tried to use met our Domain Password Policy, it did not meet the complexity requirements for the vMA. The requirements for the vMA are:
- Eight characters
- One upper case character
- One lower case character
- One numeral character
- One symbol such as #, $
Bit of background:
The vMA uses the Linux Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM). PAM along with CrackLib tests passwords to determine if they meet given complexity requirements. CrackLib prevents users from using simple passwords.
To disable CrackLib, perform the following steps:
***Always adhere to your company's Password Policy requirements***
1. Log into the vMA using the vi-admin account.
2. Run the Substitute User Do(sudo) command.
3. Run the following command to remove the cracklib requirement. Then Exit.
pam-config –d –-cracklib
4. Run the passwd command and enter your new password:
5. Test the newly applied password: