Password strength always show 1/100 on cPanel/WHM on CentOS 7

If your cPanel/WHM installation always shows password strength as 1/100, this may be due to missing packages on your system.

You may see this error on WHM:  Password strength must be at least 65.

To solve this, please do the following:

  1. From WHM > Terminal or SSH
  2. Execute $ yum -y reinstall cracklib-*
  3. Password strength should now show the correct strength value.


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