Oracle® Solaris 11 Security Guidelines

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Updated: August 2014

Passwords and Password Constraints

Strong user passwords help defend against attacks involving brute force guessing.

Oracle Solaris has a number of features that you can use to configure user passwords to your site requirements. You can specify password length, content, frequency of change, and modification requirements, and keep a password history. A dictionary of passwords to be avoided is provided. Several possible password hash algorithms are available. The default is SHA256.