Password Policy

Summary

This page allows you to set the password security policy for the system.

Access Rights

You must have System Settings Management permission.

To open Password Policy window

Click Password Policy in System Admin page, and the Password Policy page appears, as seen in the following figure:

Window Items:

Enable password policy

Sets password security. If you don't need high security, just uncheck this box and the following settings are all disabled.

Minimum password length

Determines the least number of characters that a password for a user account may contain. Long passwords--seven or more characters--are usually stronger than short ones.

Combining this setting with Password must meet complexity requirements can make the password very difficult for an attacker to guess.

Enforce password history

With this setting, users cannot use the same password as the old when their password expires.

This security setting determines the number of unique new passwords that have to be associated with a user account before an old password can be reused.  This policy enables administrators to enhance security by ensuring that old passwords are not reused continually.

For example, your old passwords are Mary, Mike, Mila in turn, if the password history keep count is 2, your new password could not be Mike or Mila.

Password must meet complexity requirements

Sets password complexity required. Password complexity indicates the value of a password should contain characters from three of the following four categories:

For example, the following values are legal:

Michael123
$Money$
1860@football

Combining this setting with Minimum password length can make the password very difficult for an attacker to guess.

See Also

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