Ubuntu – How to change password complexity requirements in Ubuntu 14.04LTS


I am trying to setup some OLD laptops with Ubuntu 14.04LTS at an elementary school. I would like a simple password for the students to type but the password I am choosing keeps failing password complexity requirements. I have tried to edit the /etc/pam.d/common-password file with the minlength=1 and all of the other changes but this doesn't seem to make any difference.

What am I missing?

Best Answer

  • You only need to use

    sudo passwd <user>

    This will skip all requirements.

    Warning: this will break automatic decryption if you encrypted your disk.

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