I was looking through the changes for security in VRM610 specifically the new system values for password rules. Essentially the old QPWD* system values directly related to password rules are replaced (supported but obviously deprecated) by a new single system value QPWDRULES that takes multiple values. All-in-all a good idea but I noticed the following anomaly:

There appears to be no direct replacement for the QPWDLMTCHR system value.

QPWDLMTCHR allows you to force omission of certain characters from passwords (typically vowels) but I cannot see a similar function in the new rules.

Is this simply a documentation oversight?
Is QPWDLMTCHR still effective even when using the new method?
Have I simply missed something?

Simon Coulter.
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