cracklib.x86_64 on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8

Last updated: August 14,2022

1. Install cracklib.x86_64 package

Please follow the instructions below to install cracklib.x86_64 package:

sudo dnf makecache
sudo dnf install cracklib.x86_64

2. Uninstall / Remove cracklib.x86_64 package

This guide let you learn how to uninstall cracklib.x86_64 package:

sudo dnf remove cracklib.x86_64
sudo dnf autoremove

3. Details of cracklib.x86_64 package

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Installed Packages
Name : cracklib
Version : 2.9.6
Release : 15.el8
Architecture : x86_64
Size : 233 k
Source : cracklib-2.9.6-15.el8.src.rpm
Repository : @System
From repo : anaconda
Summary : A password-checking library
URL : http://sourceforge.net/projects/cracklib/
License : LGPLv2+
Description : CrackLib tests passwords to determine whether they match certain
: security-oriented characteristics, with the purpose of stopping users
: from choosing passwords that are easy to guess. CrackLib performs
: several tests on passwords: it tries to generate words from a username
: and gecos entry and checks those words against the password; it checks
: for simplistic patterns in passwords; and it checks for the password
: in a dictionary.
:
: CrackLib is actually a library containing a particular C function
: which is used to check the password, as well as other C
: functions. CrackLib is not a replacement for a passwd program; it must
: be used in conjunction with an existing passwd program.
:
: Install the cracklib package if you need a program to check users'
: passwords to see if they are at least minimally secure. If you install
: CrackLib, you will also want to install the cracklib-dicts package.