Password is a palindrome

Hello. One of our staff has issues resetting the password. They want their password to be palindrome string but we get error when changing password: “Changing password failed. The password is a palindrome.”

How to find in UCS settings whether palindrome passwords are allowed? What causes this?

Also when I tested this, UCS allowed me to use palindrome string. Cannot replicate.


I dug a bit into this topic, but unfortunately my article is in German only: Q&A: Worauf wird beim Passwortqualitätscheck getestet?
The palindrome check is part of a fixed set of tests that are carried out by a component called “cracklib”. It’s enforcement can be configured by activating a password policy with the “Password quality check” enabled (see also: How-to: Align Password Policies across Directory Services).