libpam-pwquality - PAM module to check password strength

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename libpam-pwquality_1.3.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Package name libpam-pwquality
Package version 1.3.0
Package release 0ubuntu1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category admin
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 10.75 KB
Installed size 36.00 KB
libpwquality's purpose is to provide common functions for password
quality checking and also scoring them based on their apparent randomness. The
library also provides a function for generating random passwords with good
This module can be plugged into the password stack of a given service to
provide some plug-in strength-checking for passwords. The code was originaly
based on pam_cracklib module and the module is backwards compatible with its


Package Version Architecture Repository
libpam-pwquality_1.3.0-0ubuntu1_i386.deb 1.3.0 i386 Ubuntu Main
libpam-pwquality - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libpam-runtime -
libpam0g >= 1.1.1
libpwquality1 >= 1.1.0


Type URL
Binary Package libpam-pwquality_1.3.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Source Package libpwquality

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libpam-pwquality deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libpam-pwquality




2015-10-26 - Sebastien Bacher <>
libpwquality (1.3.0-0ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium
* New upstream version
* debian/patches/git_stack_over.patch:
- include upstream fix for a stack overflow issue
2015-02-06 - Sebastien Bacher <>
libpwquality (1.2.3-1ubuntu2) vivid; urgency=medium
* No change rebuild to get translations imported in launchpad
(lp: #1391024)
2013-12-22 - Matthias Klose <>
libpwquality (1.2.3-1ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=medium
* Build using dh-autoreconf.
2013-09-21 - Michael Biebl <>
libpwquality (1.2.3-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Add get-orig-source target utilizing
2013-06-29 - Michael Biebl <>
libpwquality (1.2.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Timo Aaltonen ]
* libpam-pwquality: Add a config file for pam-auth-update.
(Closes: #703817, LP: #1191990)
[ Michael Biebl ]
* New upstream release.
2013-05-25 - Michael Biebl <>
libpwquality (1.2.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Iain Lane ]
* Pass python version correctly 
[ Michael Biebl ]
* Upload to unstable.
* New upstream release.
* Use to substitute @GNOME_TEAM@ in
* Split off the man page and configuration file from libpwquality1 into a new
binary package named libpwquality-common and make libpwquality1 depend on
* With those files split off, mark the packages as multi-arch enabled.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.4. No further changes.
2012-06-25 - Iain Lane <>
libpwquality (1.1.1-1) experimental; urgency=low
* Upload to Debian (Closes: #678938).
* Add Homepage field.
* Install into multiarch paths, but do not enable Multi-Arch itself in
debian/control as cracklib2 is not yet converted.
* Improve package descriptions.
* Install python module into proper directory.
* Add myself as Uploader and team as Maintainer.
2012-06-22 - Robert Ancell <>
libpwquality (1.1.1-0ubuntu1) quantal; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* debian/control:
- Build-depend on debhelper >= 9
- Build-depend on libpam0g-dev
- Improve descriptions
2012-06-18 - Robert Ancell <>
libpwquality (1.1.0-0ubuntu1) quantal; urgency=low
* Initial Release.

See Also

Package Description
libpam-radius-auth_1.3.17-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb The PAM RADIUS authentication module
libpam-runtime_1.1.8-3.2ubuntu2_all.deb Runtime support for the PAM library
libpam-sss_1.13.4-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb Pam module for the System Security Services Daemon
libpam-systemd_229-4ubuntu4_amd64.deb system and service manager - PAM module
libpam0g-dev_1.1.8-3.2ubuntu2_amd64.deb Development files for PAM
libpam0g_1.1.8-3.2ubuntu2_amd64.deb Pluggable Authentication Modules library
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libpango1.0-dev_1.38.1-1_amd64.deb Development files for the Pango
libpango1.0-doc_1.38.1-1_all.deb Documentation files for the Pango
libpangocairo-1.0-0_1.38.1-1_amd64.deb Layout and rendering of internationalized text
libpangoft2-1.0-0_1.38.1-1_amd64.deb Layout and rendering of internationalized text
libpangomm-1.4-1v5_2.38.1-1_amd64.deb C++ Wrapper for pango (shared libraries)
libpangomm-1.4-dev_2.38.1-1_amd64.deb C++ Wrapper for pango (development files)
libpangomm-1.4-doc_2.38.1-1_all.deb C++ Wrapper for pango (documentation)