Enabling a password policy - BlueCat Address Manager - 8.2.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager
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8.2.0

By default, the password policy is disabled. Administrators must enable the policy to enforce the new rules. To enable the password policy, you must set at least one rule.

To enable password policy management:

  1. Select the Administration tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Administration page.
  2. Under User Management, click Password Policy Management.
  3. Under Enable Password Policy, select the Enable Custom Password Policy check box.
  4. Under Password Policy Rules, set the following rules based on your needs:
    • Minimum Length—specify the minimum password length in integers.
    • Maximum Length—specify the maximum password length in integers.
    • Require Mixed Case—if set, the password must contain at least one upper case character and one lower case character.
      Note: When this rule is set, users must only use European character sets. Languages that do not have the notion of mixed character cases will not meet this rule.
    • Require Digits—if set, the password must contain at least one numeric (0-9) character.
    • Require Special Characters—if set, the password must contain at least one special character. For example, ! \"#$%&'()*+,-./:;<=> @[\\]^_`{|}~
  5. Under Enable Password Update Through API, select the Enable System Password Update through API check box to allow users to update passwords through the API.
  6. Under Change Control, add comments, if required.
  7. Click Update.
The newly configured password policy rules are in effect.
Note: The existing current password will still work to login to Address Manager. The new password policy will be enforced when changing or resetting the password. The new password policy rules will appear as a hint when creating a new user and changing or resetting user passwords.