Because having a strong password does make a difference, when we're setting up a password in Ubuntu it checks whether if it is strong. How can I force passwd to use a simple password? I want to change my passwd & delete passwd history (if stored) I plan on creating a Virtual. am using an encrypted home directory, and mounting it with pam_mount so i decided to change my passowrd from my usual 8 character. Similar - Is the new password too much like the old one? Simple - Is the new password too small? Rotated - Is the new password a rotated. Google="pam password complexity redhat or centos" Redhat link BAD PASSWORD: it is WAY too short. BAD PASSWORD: is too simple. [[email protected] ~]# passwd sai. Changing password for user sai. New password: BAD PASSWORD: it is too short. BAD PASSWORD: is too simple. Bad: new password is just a wrapped version of the old one A workaround would be to change the old password to a random one, and. passwd Changing password for user XY Changing password for XY (current) UNIX password: New UNIX password: BAD PASSWORD: is too. su - [[email protected] ~]# passwd username Changing password for user username New UNIX password: BAD PASSWORD: is too simple. Is there anyway to remove it or change it to a simple one. It WILL give you the BAD password warning if you have a simple password and it.