MKPWDICT(8) Maintenance Commands and Procedures MKPWDICT(8)

mkpwdict - maintain password-strength checking database

/usr/sbin/mkpwdict [-s dict1,... ,dictN]
     [-d destination-path]

The mkpwdict command adds words to the dictionary-lookup database used by pam_authtok_check(7) and passwd(1).

Files containing words to be added to the database can be specified on the command-line using the -s flag. These source files should have a single word per line, much like /usr/share/lib/dict/words.

If -s is omitted, mkpwdict will use the value of DICTIONLIST specified in /etc/default/passwd (see passwd(1)).

The database is created in the directory specified by the -d option. If this option is omitted, mkpwdict uses the value of DICTIONDBDIR specified in /etc/default/passwd (see passwd(1)). The default location is /var/passwd.

The following options are supported:


Specifies a comma-separated list of files containing words to be added to the dictionary-lookup database.


Specifies the target location of the dictionary-database.



default destination directory

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

Interface Stability Evolving

passwd(1), attributes(7), pam_authtok_check(7)

June 1, 2004 OmniOS