On Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:51:29 -0700
Samuel Sieb <samuel(a)sieb.net> wrote:
On 07/29/2015 02:10 PM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> Well, if we are still talking about anaconda initial password
> behavior, it only affects people installing from the gui, not
> kickstart users. Also, there's a way to customize it (for both),
> and also you can change it to whatever you like after you install.
> I'm not sure this was "disliked by the more experienced".
I would appreciate more info on these options.
I currently use the kickstart option to set initial passwords, is
there something else?
If you set the password in the kickstart, it doesn't do any quality
checks at all. You could set it to "a" if you liked.
How could I customize the password settings for installing from the
You would need to add a /etc/security/pwquality.conf.d/yourname.conf
with the settings you desired. For a boot image like a netinstall or
dvd you would need to have that in the package set when you make the
image. For a live I think you could just add it after you booted if you
like (or add it in the kickstart to be made).
I also couldn't find any way to do it after installation.
system-config-authentication didn't seem to be able to disable the
password quality checks. I have to directly modify the pam.d files
to remove pwquality, which is a rather unfortunate drastic measure.
(at least with f23/rawhide). I doubt thats been pushed to older stable