Fedora 23 Looks To Have A Standardized Passphrase Policy

Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 23 June 2015 at 12:58 PM EDT. 4 Comments
The latest proposed feature for Fedora 23 is to have a standardized passphrase policy for providing greater consistency when it comes to inputting passwords/passphrases throughout the system.

The feature proposal explains, "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...Users will get a consistent passphrase/password policy, not different ones in multiple places. Users will be able to override that policy ideally in one place. Users will be more secure."

This change would allow users/administrators to adjust the base policy -- or override it completely -- and would affect common Fedora paplications like Anaconda, the GNOME initial setup screen, passwd, etc. The relevant Fedora packages would need to be modified to use this common passphrase policy.
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