max password length max password length MoreFeo (TechnicalUser) (OP) 25 Jul 07 04:18 We would like to know if there is a way to make AIX manage password longer than 8 characters.Right now, AIX lets us use passwords longer than 8, but it will only store the 8 first characters.Does anyone know if this can be done?Thanks RE: max password length khalidaaa (TechnicalUser) 25 Jul 07 04:48 This case was raised few weeks ago and the answer was that up to AIX5.2 you can't exceed 8 character in the password! You can do that only in AIX5.3.I can't find the previous post! Once i find it i will post it here for your reference.Regards,Khalid RE: max password length MoreFeo (TechnicalUser) (OP) 25 Jul 07 05:29 I've done a search in the forum, but I've not seen this post.Our servers have AIX 5.3 TL04, so I suppose it can be done.There is also a weird thing. We have put in /etc/security/user that passwords must have at least 3 non-alphabetic characters and a min length of 8. In all our servers except one, if you put a password like qwerty123 it lets you, but AIX will only store as password qwerty12 (less than 3 non-alphabetical), but in one server this will fail, it won't let you put a password if it doesn't have the 3 non-alphabetical in the 8 first characters. RE: max password length teakandme (MIS) 25 Jul 07 15:49 To set the maxnumber of characters for 5.3chdev -l sys0 -a max_logname=9As for the min length and the non-alphabetic characterr...do the individual user stanza reflect the difference that you are experiencing? RE: max password length MoreFeo (TechnicalUser) (OP) 25 Jul 07 17:26 Thanks, will try this tomorrow. RE: max password length MoreFeo (TechnicalUser) (OP) 26 Jul 07 07:17 Tried chev -l sys0 -a max_logname=10 and it didn't work, max password length is still 8 (if I put a 10 characters password, it only stores the 8 first).What this does is to increase the max length of the user's name, not the password length.Thanks anyway RE: max password length khalidaaa (TechnicalUser) 26 Jul 07 07:27 Ok i got this one but now i see that it has to do with the username length not the password i guess!Have a look into that:http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=1385090&page=4Regards,Khalid RE: max password length blantczak (TechnicalUser) 30 Jul 07 06:50 logname is lenght of user name not password. Those solutions are bad. I will look into base to find if there is possibility for longer password.Regards,Blazej RE: max password length blantczak (TechnicalUser) 30 Jul 07 13:50 Check that - it can be solution. I don't have machine to test that - but looks resonable:http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/forums/dw_thread.jsp?message=13971165&thread=168395&forum=1123&ca=drs-foRegards,Blazej RE: max password length MoreFeo (TechnicalUser) (OP) 31 Jul 07 04:09 Thanks a lot, going to give it a glance. RE: max password length blantczak (TechnicalUser) 31 Jul 07 07:21 MoreFreo - please let me know how it went when you will test that - I'm more than interested :)Regards,Blazej RE: max password length MoreFeo (TechnicalUser) (OP) 31 Jul 07 07:30 Well, I'm going to take a look at it, and I'll try it on a test server, but I don't know when will this be.Anyway I'll let you know.