ppolicy is not enabled in the latest RPMS available for RHEL5 (ie, RHEL5.2), this feature will be available on RHEL5.3.

You can try using the RHEL5.3 beta packages (openldap-servers & openldap-servers-overlays ) which is currently available through http://rhn.redhat.com.

On Mon, Jan 12, 2009 at 9:32 PM, Allgood, John <jallgood@ohl.com> wrote:
Hello All

I am fairly new to openldap and have some questions about password
policys. We are running ldap on RHEL5 and using openldap 2.3.27. The
ppolicy overlay gives me a lot of what I need but RHEL5 does not seem to
have it installed. How can I get this installed? Also the best that I
can tell is that ppolicy does not have any dictionary checks either. Is
this true or did I just miss something? What I would like to setup is
what we currently have in place using cracklib. Minlen=8 at least 1
Uppercase, 1 Lowercase, 1 Number, 1 special char.

Best Regars

John Allgood
Senior Systems Administrator
Turbo, division of OHL
2251 Jesse Jewell Pky. NE
Gainesville, GA 30507
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