= Proposed Self Contained Change: Standardized Passphrase Policy =
* Kevin Fenzi <kevin at scrye dot com>
* David Cantrell <dcantrell at redhat dot com>
* Tomas Mraz <tmraz at redhat dot com>
Currently a number of places ask users to set passphrases/passwords. Some of them enforce
some kind of rules for passphrases/passwords, others different rules. This change would
create a common base policy for as many of these applications as possible, allowing for
local users or products to override this base in cases they need to do so.
== Detailed Description ==
We should have a base passphrase/password policy for applications to use. This allows them
all to be consistent and also provide our users with needed security. Additionally, we
should make it possible for our users to adjust this base policy as they need depending on
their use cases.
The applications involved in this change should be at least:
* anaconda - sets initial root and user passphrases/passwords.
* passwd - command line utility that changes passphrases/passwords.
* initial-setup - sets up users if they were not setup in anaconda.
* libpwquality - doesn't set passwords, but should be used in common for quality
checking in a consistent manner.
We should provide a way for users or products to adjust this policy, and also a way to
allow overriding it (if the policy allows).
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners: Will work with owners of these components to try and come up with a
generic policy for passphrases/passwords and how to implement it, then get FESCo to
approve this policy and then implement it.
* Other developers: Will need to adjust applications and config to use a common set of
requirements that can be overriden in one place.
* Release engineering: None
* Policies and guidelines: Will need to be approved by FESCo and FPC (not a System Wide
* Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)