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Password Quality Checking
Fedora now has a single configurable library, libpwquality, for checking the quality of new passwords used for system accounts. The system wide password quality checks provided by this library are configured by modifying the
/etc/security/pwquality.conf configuration file.
Developers wishing to call this API from their applications will find the API description provided in the
pwquality.h file of the libpwquality-devel package. A python wrapper, python-pwquality, is also provided.