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 pwd_strengthd(1m)		     OSF		   pwd_strengthd(1m)




 NAME
      pwd_strengthd - The sample Password Management Server

 SYNOPSIS
      pwd_strengthd [+/-all[_spaces]] [+/-alp[ha_num]]
      [-c[ache_size]] size [-d[ebug]]
      [-m[in_len]] pwd_min_len [-t[imeout]] minutes
      [-v[erbose]]


 OPTIONS
      +all_spaces
		Allow passwords to be all spaces. If this option is not set,
		the effective registry policy is used.

      -all_spaces
		Disallow passwords to be all spaces. If this option is not
		set, the effective registry policy is used.

      +alpha_num
		Allow passwords to consist only of alphanumeric characters.
		If this option is not set, the effective registry policy is
		used.

      -alpha_num
		Disallow passwords to consist only of alphanumeric
		characters. If this option is not set, the effective
		registry policy is used.

      -cache_size size
		Specify the number of hash buckets in the password cache.
		The password cache is used to store generated passwords
		which are retrieved when the password is strength checked.
		The password cache is a hash table with a linked list for
		collisions. The size should be set to a reasonable value
		based on how large the cache will be on average. The default
		value if not specified is 100.

      -debug	Run in the foreground. Log messages are written to standard
		output.

      -min_len pwd_min_len
		Specify the minimum length of a password. If this option is
		not set, the effective registry policy is used.

      -timeout minutes
		Specify the time, in minutes, that generated passwords
		remain in the cache before they are deleted from memory. If
		this option is not specified, the default time is 30
		minutes.




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 pwd_strengthd(1m)	  Open Software Foundation	   pwd_strengthd(1m)




      -verbose	Runs in verbose mode. More detailed messages are sent to the
		logfile $DCELOCAL/var/security/pwd_strengthd.log.  (Use of
		this option is recommended.)


 DESCRIPTION
      DESCRIPTION

      pwd_strengthd is a sample Password Management Server. It exports the
      rsec_pwd_mgmt application programming interface.

      pwd_strengthd generates passwords and strength-checks them. It
      enforces the security registry policy for password strength-checking.
      Administrators can override the security registry policy via the
      command-line options (alpha_num, all_spaces, min_len.)

      Administrators can subject principals to password-strength and
      -generation policies by attaching the following ERAs:


      pwd_val_type
	     Specifies the password management policy the user must conform
	     to when selecting passwords.

      pwd_mgmt_binding
	     Specifies information required in order to connect to the
	     password management server.


      See the OSF DCE Administrator's Guide -- Core Services for more
      information and examples.

      NOTE:  You may want to enhance pwd_strengthd to support your
	     site's policies for password strength and generation.

















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