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PWSCORE(1)		    General Commands Manual		    PWSCORE(1)

NAME
       pwscore - simple	configurable tool for checking quality of a password

SYNOPSIS
       pwscore [user]

DESCRIPTION
       pwscore is a simple tool	for checking quality of	a password. The
       password	is read	from stdin.

       The tool	uses the libpwquality library to perform configurable checks
       for minimum length, dictionary checking against cracklib	dictionaries,
       and other checks.

       It either reports an error if the password fails	any of the checks, or
       it prints out the password quality score	as an integer value between 0
       and 100.

       The password quality score is relative to the minlen setting in the
       configuration file. But in general values below 50 can be treated as
       moderate	quality	and above it fairly strong quality. Any	password that
       passes the quality checks (especially the mandatory cracklib check)
       should withstand	dictionary attacks and scores above 50 with the
       default minlen setting even fast	brute force attacks.

OPTIONS
       The first and only optional argument is the user	name that is used to
       check the similarity of the password to the username.

FILES
       /etc/security/pwquality.conf - The configuration	file for the
       libpwquality library.

RETURN CODES
       pwscore returns 0 on success, non zero on error.

SEE ALSO
       pwscore(1), pwquality.conf(5), pam_pwquality(8)

AUTHORS
       Tomas Mraz <tmraz@redhat.com>

Red Hat, Inc.			  2017-02-10			    PWSCORE(1)

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