passwd.dictionary words dictionary change

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Products

CA Virtual Privilege Manager CA Privileged Identity Management Endpoint (PIM)

Issue/Introduction

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?

Environment

Release : 12.8

Component : CA ControlMinder

Resolution

"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"This token is obsolete and was saved for backward compatibility.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

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/ca-controlminder/12-8-01/reference/selang-reference-guide/classes-in-the-ac-environment/dictionary-class.html

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:

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/ca-controlminder/12-8-01/reference/utilities/dictimport-utility-import-the-dictionary-file.html

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.