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A Computer Department's Strange Password Policy

Posted in Geek Mode at Friday, December 16, 2005 10:29 PM W. Europe Standard Time

The main computer department (computing centre) of the University of Leipzig has a rather exceptional password policy. The error message on top says the the password I tried to set is too long, i.e. it must not be longer than 8 characters.

Password is too long

Update: As Karsten pointed out this is due some legacy Solaris system the users accounts were migrated from.

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