When you install ubuntu you can input password for user account which even if are weak or un-recommended are allowed. But when from the command prompt if you type
it gives ratings on strength and does not allow the passwords to be set. Does anyone know of any force option.
man passwd
does not tell about any option like that.
If would like to a single digit password. How do I do that.


Try setting the users password as root user i.e

sudo passwd user-name

I just tried it and set my password to "a"

adnan@adnan-ubuntu-vm:~$ sudo passwd adnan
Enter new UNIX password: 
Retype new UNIX password: 
passwd: password updated successfully
sudo pam-auth-update --force

Navigate to passwdqc password strength enforcement and click ok to save the change. Now you can set the password to whatever.


If you have created the user and you want to give security code to your account then just try the following steps:

  1. Open the terminal.
  2. Write passwd on terminal.
  3. Now enter the password.
  4. retype the same password as above.

I hope it works for you!! Thank you!!

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