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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 pass-
       word 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  de-
       fault 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	 libp-
       wquality	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.			  10 Nov 2011			    PWSCORE(1)

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