I have root access on a machine shared by others. I think the password constraints are absurd, they are overly excessive in how they mandate the use and ordering of non word characters and make passwords slow to type due to the constant need to use special characters breaking up the password (even though I type I'm always minutely slower with special characters, it seems to break my flow). I can create a long & secure password without the constraints. I want to use my root access to circumvent the password rules to create a password I like and can type quickly.
However, I don't want to change the password constraints themselves. Or more accurately I DO want to change them, I think they are idiotic and don't actually add to security as written, but I shouldn't change them since that is being regulated by a higher authority.
Is there a way I can exploit my root access to set a password that violates these constraints without changing the constraints for anyone else on the system?