ehowton (ehowton) wrote,
ehowton
ehowton

FFS!





So I type in a 13-character alpha-numeric with mixed case and special characters, to which the challenge response is, "DICTIONARY TERM TRY AGAIN!" Which is insane because its not - its a nonsensical compound word sure, but absolutely not found in any dictionary, even without the substitutions. So, what the hell?

So the next time I try:

%capital_letter/%special_character/%capital_letter/%capital_letter/%letter/%number/%letter/%letter/%letter/%letter/%number/%number/%letter/%number/%special_character/%special_character

To which the challenge response is, "TOO SIMPLE TRY AGAIN!" For fuck's sake!! I'm well versed in the rules we set for minimum password requirements, but I'll be damned if I know where SUSE & RHEL gets their ideas about both dictionary terms, and 16-character alpha-numerics being "too simple."

(Thankfully I'm root and can set it to any damn thing I like once I'm logged in, but still...)
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