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A password-checking library

CrackLib tests passwords to determine whether they match certain security-oriented characteristics, with the purpose of stopping users from choosing passwords that are easy to guess. CrackLib performs several tests on passwords: it tries to generate words from a username and gecos entry and checks those words against the password; it checks for simplistic patterns in passwords; and it checks for the password in a dictionary. CrackLib is actually a library containing a particular C function which is used to check the password, as well as other C functions. CrackLib is not a replacement for a passwd program; it must be used in conjunction with an existing passwd program. Install the cracklib package if you need a program to check users' passwords to see if they are at least minimally secure. If you install CrackLib, you will also want to install the cracklib-dicts package.

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Fedora Rawhide 2.9.11-5.fc40 -
Fedora 40 2.9.11-5.fc40 -
Fedora 39 2.9.11-2.fc39 -
Fedora 38 2.9.11-1.fc38 -
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You can contact the maintainers of this package via email at cracklib dash maintainers at fedoraproject dot org.

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