Article ID: 198582
CA Virtual Privilege Manager
CA Privileged Identity Management Endpoint (PIM)
Is the passwd.Dictionary setting has to be a regular file? if it is a symbolic link that points to an actual words file on the OS' file system, would it work?
Release : 12.8
Component : CA ControlMinder
"is the passwd.Dictionary setting has to be a regular file? if it is a symbolic link that points to an actual words file on the OS' file system, would it work?"
A link should work.
However, a dictionary file is legacy, note the comment for the token Dictionary in seos.ini:
"This token is obsolete and was saved for backward compatibility. Use the dictionary in the database instead."
"dictionary in the database" means to use the DICTIONARY class in PIM
Essentially, you add words to the dictionary in selang, e.g. the below adds "word" to the dictionary:
er DICTIONARY word
You can import a dictionary file into PIM as per the link below:
To enable the dictionary, make sure UseDict = no in seos.ini and makes sure setoptions class+(DICTIONARY) is set in selang.
Please note that the dictionary is ignored if a PIM admin user sets a users password. Test using a normal user.