iRedMail. Change password complexity

I will give an example of changing the requirements for password complexity in iRedAdmin, they are used to check the entered password, for example, when creating a user or simply changing a password for a user. However, I do not recommend downgrading them.

Let’s see the standard parameters:

sudo cat /opt/www/iredadmin/libs/ | grep PASSWORD_HAS
sudo cat /opt/www/iredadmin/libs/ | less

In my case, the parameters were displayed:


If you need to change any, for example, disable the requirement for special characters in the password, then we will indicate separately at the end of the main configuration file (the file does not need to be edited):

sudo nano /opt/www/iredadmin/

Once I needed to transfer an existing domain with several mailboxes to a server with iRedMail, I decided to do this through iRedAdmin, I knew the passwords and there was no special character in one password, so as not to bother the user who owned this mailbox, I temporarily disabled the requirement special characters, created a mailbox, and then turned it back on.

You can also change the minimum and maximum password length (0 is not limited, but requires at least 1 character. Also, iRedAdmin-Pro supports configuring these parameters for each domain on the domain settings page):

min_passwd_length = 8
max_passwd_length = 0

Restart the Apache2 web server to apply the changes:

sudo service apache2 restart

If using Nginx, then:

sudo service uwsgi restart

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  1. This does not work for me, even after changing everything to false and restarting nginx, reloading webpage, logging out+in, it still insists on the strict policy. Does this only work in pro?

      1. sorry, thats what I meant :-) I followed your instructions exactly. Maybe this is a “pro” feature?

        1. No, I did it in a free iRedMail. Make sure you are editing /opt/www/iredadmin/

          1. IN v1.6 you need to run sudo systemctl restart iredadmin for the changes to stick.