AIX 5.x - Enforcing Password Complexity

This document explains how to require complex passwords on AIX 5.x systems.

Note: This documentation is intended as a reference for server administrators only. If you are not sure you are running a server, please check with your local IT staff before following these recommendations.

The following settings contained in /etc/security/user on an AIX 5.x system can be used to define system password policy:

Further documentation can be found here: http://publib16.boulder.ibm.com/doc_link/en_US/a_doc_lib/files/aixfiles/user.htm

UW-Madison's Password Policy can be found here: UW-Madison - IT - Password Policy