[Samba] check password script

Ryan Steele rsteele at archer-group.com
Wed Apr 30 18:14:33 GMT 2008

Ryan Steele wrote:
> Hey folks,
> My 'check password script' seems to work well, but I have a question
> about the messages returned to the user.  Currently, it prints an
> extremely verbose message, a-la:
> "The password supplied does not meet the minimum complexity
> requirements. Please select another password that meets all of the
> following criteria: is at least 8 characters; has not been used in the
> previous 5 passwords; must not have been changed within the past 40
> days; does not contain your account or full name; contains at least
> three of the following four character groups: English uppercase
> characters (A through Z); English lowercase characters (a through z);
> Numerals (0 through 9); Non-alphabetic characters (such as !, $, #,
> %). Type a password which meets these requirements in both text
> boxes."
> The verbosity is a good thing.  The formatting, however, strikes fear in
> the hearts of the non-technical users.  Is is possible to customize the
> message that the users see, if only to format it in a more readable way?
> Thanks!
> Ryan

Hm - any takers on this?  I've not found a solution yet, but I'm hoping
it's at least a feasible task.

Thanks again,

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