libpwquality-1.3.0

Introduction to libpwquality

The libpwquality package provides common functions for password quality checking and also scoring them based on their apparent randomness. The library also provides a function for generating random passwords with good pronounceability.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.9 platform.

This package is known to build properly using the gcc-6 compiler.

Package Information

libpwquality Dependencies

Required

CrackLib-2.9.6

Recommended

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/libpwquality

Installation of libpwquality

Install libpwquality by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&
make

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Contents

Installed Programs: pwscore and pwmake
Installed Libraries: pam_pwquality.so and libpwquality.so
Installed Directories: /etc/security

Short Descriptions

pwmake

is a simple configurable tool for generating random and relatively easily pronounceable passwords.

pwscore

is a simple tool for checking quality of a password.

libpwquality.so

contains API functions for checking the password quality.

pam_pwquality.so

is a Linux PAM module used to perform password quality checking.

Last updated on 2015-09-25 08:48:24 -0500