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|Oracle Solaris Administration: Common Tasks Oracle Solaris 11 Information Library|
The following features are new or changed in Oracle Solaris 11.
Note - The Solaris Management Console graphical tool that is used to manage users, groups, roles, and rights is no longer supported. All of the equivalent Solaris Management Console command-line tools are also not supported in Oracle Solaris 11. To create and manage users, groups, roles, and rights, use the command-line tools that are described or referenced within this chapter.
The default password hashing algorithm in Oracle Solaris 11 has been changed to SHA256. The password hash for the user is similar to the following:
The eight character limitation on passwords applies only to passwords that use the older crypts_unix(5) algorithm, which has been preserved for backwards compatibility with any existing passwd file entries and NIS maps.