THIS IS STRONGLY NOT ADVISED!!!!
In Solaris 11.1 root passwords have complexity rules enforced
# passwd root
passwd: The password must contain at least 1 numeric or special character(s).
The /etc/pam.d/other file lists the rules to be used.. and at the tail of the file it gives you the instructions …
# Password construction requirements apply to all users.
# Edit /usr/lib/security/pam_authtok_common and remove force_check
# to have the traditional authorized administrator bypass of construction
password include pam_authtok_common
password required pam_authtok_store.so.1
Edit /usr/lib/security/pam_authtok_common and remove the force_check from the line
other password requisite pam_authtok_check.so.1 force_check
# Copyright (c) 2012, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
# PAM common include file for PAM authentication token manipulation.
# Remove the 'force_check' option from pam_authtok_check(5) to have the
# traditional authorized administrator bypass of construction requirements.
other password required pam_dhkeys.so.1
other password requisite pam_authtok_get.so.1
other password requisite pam_authtok_check.so.1