3.1.6 /etc/security/user - minother

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Defines the number of characters within a password which must be non-alphabetic.

In setting the minother attribute, it increases password complexity by enforcing the use of non-alphabetic characters in every user password.


In /etc/security/user, set the default user stanza minother attribute to be greater than or equal to 2-

chsec -f /etc/security/user -s default -a minother=2

This means that there must be at least 2 non-alphabetic characters within an 8 character user password.

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