password policy

Saturday, June 13, 2009
password policy is a set of rules designed to enhance computer security by encouraging users to employ strong passwords and use them properly. A password policy is often part of an organization's official regulations and may be taught as part of security awareness training. The password policy may either be advisory or mandated by technical means.

enforce password history

the number here indicate no of passwords which are that kept in the history. when a password is added to the history page it cannot be reassign until it released.

maximum password age

the no of days that the password can be kept at maximum indicated here. if a password is not changed within this duration its expired.

minimum password age

this means the no of days that a password must be kept before changing.

minimum password length

With this policy setting, you can assign a minimum number of characters for account passwords. The number can be anything from 0 to 14. It is generally recommended that passwords be a minimum of 7 or 8 characters to make them sufficiently secure.

maximum password length

this means the maximum characters you can put in for a password.
the maximum password length is 128 characters

password must meet complexity requirement

when this option is enabled the password must be consisted with lower and uppercase letters and numbers or alphabets,numbers and symbols.

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