The Security page in Configuration Manager allows you to define password policies. As an administrator, you can set rules on password length, formation, password duration, and common password practice for users to follow while creating their passwords. These rules are enforced on users to protect their accounts from being hacked.
To configure password policies:
|Password Policies -General||Description||Policy Options|
|Password Expires (In days)||Defines how long a password is alive. After the specified duration, the password expires and needs to be changed. |
Note: Selecting Never Expires keeps the password alive as long as you desire.
|Enforce Password History||Defines the number of previous passwords (or no passwords) to be remembered by the system. It prevents users from using the previous passwords when creating a new one.|
|Minimum Password Length||Defines a minimum length for a password. Restricts agents from choosing a password less than the specified length.|
|Password Complexity Requirement||Defines if a password must be set with a certain complexity.|
|Email system generated passwords for new agents/admins and reset||Determines if a system-generated password is sent to the agents or Secondary Administrators to reset their passwords. The system default is No. If you select Yes, the Reset Password button appears under Agents > General. If you click Reset Password, an email containing a temporary username and password is sent to the user.|
|Password Question Requirement||Defines if the answer to a security question in the agent profile can be the same as the password or not.|
Note: Selecting None lets an agent answer the security question same as the password.
Note: The minimum password length is 8 characters. Existing agents and supervisor accounts with passwords shorter than 8 characters are not impacted until the next password change.
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