Less known Solaris features: On passwords - Part 1: Introduction

The password is the key to the system. When you know the username and the password, you can use the system. If not … well … go away. You can´t overemphasize the value of good passwords. There is something you can do as the admin at the system level to ensure such passwords: At first you can use stronger mechanisms to hash the passwords. And you can force the users of your system to use good password. This tutorial will explain both tasks.