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Could the default maximum password length be changed ?? [message #304793] Thu, 06 March 2008 13:36 Go to next message
dhar
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Hi,

I understand that the default maximum password length for use with Oracle 8i is 30 characters..

Is it possible to change this default to 128 characters ?

Thanks.. for any help.
Re: Could the default maximum password length be changed ?? [message #304794 is a reply to message #304793] Thu, 06 March 2008 13:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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There is no default password length, there only is a maximum length which is 30 characters.
As any maximum, this is a limit.
Why 30 characters that is about 1.4*(10**72) possible passwords is not sufficient?

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Michel
Re: Could the default maximum password length be changed ?? [message #304924 is a reply to message #304793] Fri, 07 March 2008 03:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pablolee
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Do you seriously want folk to have to key a 128 character password? Watch your back in the carpark after work Laughing
Re: Could the default maximum password length be changed ?? [message #304985 is a reply to message #304924] Fri, 07 March 2008 07:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dhar
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My question is: Is it possible to set the MAXIMUM (not minimum) password length to another value ??? ....not necessarily 128...maybe 50...100 etc.

Why 128 characters ?? My organisation is in the process of formulating a general password policy...the current stipulation is for a max 128 password...not only for Oracle...

Does this help?? Thanks...

Re: Could the default maximum password length be changed ?? [message #304986 is a reply to message #304985] Fri, 07 March 2008 07:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Can you name three employees in your company who are capable of memorizing passwords of 128 characters in length?
Re: Could the default maximum password length be changed ?? [message #304988 is a reply to message #304985] Fri, 07 March 2008 07:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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In addition, I think I answered.

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Michel
Re: Could the default maximum password length be changed ?? [message #304990 is a reply to message #304986] Fri, 07 March 2008 07:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank Naude
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Just imagine you making a typo at character 113 Smile

If your password is 128 characters long, you will have to store it in notepad and copy and paste it into the password field, which will defeat the purpose.
Re: Could the default maximum password length be changed ?? [message #305003 is a reply to message #304990] Fri, 07 March 2008 08:15 Go to previous message
pablolee
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Quote:
you will have to store it in notepad and copy and paste it into the password field
Or the classic of writing it on a post-it and sticking it to the corner of the monitor (might need a couple of post-its though.
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