[SOLVED] root password complexity enforcement
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 27, 2010
I'm running RHEL5.x. Does anyone know of a setting or rpm available, to apply all of the password complexity rules, ie min-len, reuse, char-types, etc to the root user? I have the proper settings and for all users except root, these settings are forced. If I change a password as root user, the system complains if I don't meet complexity rules but still accepts the changes. This isn't just for root changing its own password, but root changing any password, such as when running as system administrator
[SOLVED] Root password changing repeatedly
location: linuxquestions.com - date: January 19, 2015
I have an odd problem with a VPS I have at digitalocean. The root password keeps changing and forcing me to reset via digitaloceans control panel.
Im not sure exactly what time/date it changes, only when I get a message from WHM saying it cannot access the DNSOnly server anymore as the password was invalid.
The VPS is running Centos 5.10 and has WHM DNSOnly installed. I emailed Digital Oceans support and got this response:
[SOLVED] Root password not accepted after logging in.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 2, 2015
I recently installed Mageia 5 for a second time and the installation went okay. I was able to do an update with no noticeable issues.
Now, any App that requires Authentication my Root password is not accepted. If I intend to us the terminal as root and type 'su', I am asked for my password. After I carefully enter it, I am told it is not valid. I discovered that when I tried to restart polkit from the terminal, “systemctl restart polkit”, which was suppose to fix the issue but in my case I did not get pass then authentication process as my password (entered correctly) was called invalid. I even tried using 'sudo' and again the password is called invalid.
I have tried rebooting several times with no change. What's my next step?
[SOLVED] Force password complexity RHEL 5
location: linuxquestions.com - date: March 21, 2011
I need to implement a technique to force password complexity in our organization. We use RHEL 4 and RHEL 5 boxes, all of which need to have a password complexity of 14 chars long, 1 upper and 1 lowercase, 1 digit, and 1 special character.
Is there a pam configuration file or something I can use to implement this? Any help would be appreciated, a quick google search turns up a lot of junk.
Thanks in advance.
[SOLVED] Ubuntu recovery mode asks for root password
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 29, 2009
I installed the fglrx ATI drivers on my notebook (Toshiba M30X) running CrunchBang 9.04.1, and they messed the system up so bad X doesn't even boot - it seems to crash with a sort of weird multicolored display on which you can't do a thing.
Apparently, they aren't supported in 9.04.1 - gee, that would sure have been nice to know before attempting this, thanks a bunch AMD.
So I reboot, get to the grub menu, select recovery mode, and it boots into the recovery menu. From here I select "root - drop to root shell prompt"... and I get a password request for the root account (no, not the user account; I tried that already). Ubuntu doesn't HAVE a root account, and so doesn't have a root password. Result: can't access rescue console to remove the deity-damned fglrx drivers.
I've googled, but every mention of the recovery mode says it should drop you to root without asking for the password. Which is logical, except mine doesn't.
What now? *sigh*
[SOLVED] Ubuntu recovery mode asks for root password Page 2
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 12, 2009
Of course, if the system doesn't have root password, you should be able to use it without one. Unfortunately this is not always the case with Ubuntu and it's derivatives.
[Solved] I lost my root password
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: May 6, 2009
-=SOLVED=- (I don't know what's the formal way to close threads..)
I've only been using Ubuntu for about 3 weeks, but for some reason my root password has changed itself to something that I don't know of. I certainly don't remember ever messing with it, I don't even know how.
I first ran into this problem when I was trying to force mount a drive. (link)
Originally Posted by Vostrocity
Originally Posted by thatcooldude
Have you set a root password before? Try issuing the following command in your Terminal:
Type in a desired root password, then confirm it.
Then try the sudo command you were attempting before and you should be able to mount the drive successfully. You're correct - the error you're receiving has to do with the password and not the command. I would hold off on reformatting until you've exhausted your other options!
Please post back and let me k
[SOLVED] unable to reset root password in RHEL6
- date: January 4, 2012
I'm unable to reset root password from Single User Mode in RHEL6.
'passwd' command takes me to the next line without prompting for 'New Password'.
/]# passwd root
I even tried it after remounting / in rw mode, but no change in the response to the passwd command.
The command 'passwd' is working to change the password of the current logged in user. So, I suppose the binary may not be corrupted.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
[SOLVED] How to reset Samba PDC root password
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 19, 2012
I have setup SAMBA PDC with ldap as backend. It has around 100+ users. I have never changed samba root password. I need the command to change samba pdc root password
[SOLVED] reset root password in CentOS 5.5
location: linuxquestions.com - date: October 14, 2010
What are the steps that I must follow to reset the root password in CentOS 5.5?
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