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Bug 117960 - pam_unix reminder option is not valid
Summary: pam_unix reminder option is not valid
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 127524
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: pam
Version: 2.1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tomas Mraz
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-03-10 14:25 UTC by Roger Nunn
Modified: 2015-01-08 00:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-10-27 07:36:32 UTC
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Description Roger Nunn 2004-03-10 14:25:39 UTC
Description of problem:
The customer has imposed a secure password policy using the following
system-auth config:

password    sufficient    /lib/security/ nullok use_authtok
md5 shadow remember=12

The problem lies in the fact that the documentation in
/usr/share/doc/pam-0.75/README.pam_unix clearly states that remember
can be used to save passwords in /etc/security/opasswd for enforcing
password uniqueness.
This functionality does not work.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Edit /etc/pam.d/system-auth adding remember=5 debug
2.attempt to change a users password
3.check /var/log/messages and the debug error reports remember as an
invalid option

Additional info:

Comment 1 Tomas Mraz 2004-09-09 09:30:10 UTC
Duplicate of bug 127524

Comment 2 Tomas Mraz 2004-10-27 07:36:02 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 127524 ***

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