For each of the domain password policies, you can configure a set of policy rules that define what passwords to reject or accept in the domain to which a particular policy is applied.
For each password policy, you can set up the following rules:
- Password age rule. Ensures that users cannot use expired passwords or change their passwords too frequently.
- Length rule. Ensures that passwords contain the required number of characters.
- Complexity rule. Ensures that passwords meet minimum complexity requirements.
- Required characters rule. Ensures that passwords contain certain character categories.
- Disallowed characters rule. Rejects passwords that contain certain character categories.
- Sequence rule. Rejects passwords that contain more repeated characters than it is allowed.
- User properties rule. Rejects passwords that contain part of a user account property value.
- Dictionary rule. Rejects passwords that match dictionary words or their parts.
- Symmetry rule. Ensures that password or its part does not read the same in both directions.
- Custom rule. Use this rule to display custom messages to users or to hide configured policy rules from users when they reset or change password on the Self-Service site.
The following is a general procedure for configuring the password policy rules.
To configure rules for a password policy
- On the home page of the Administration site, click the Password Policies tab.
- Click the <N> Dell password policies link under the domain that you want to manage.
- On the Dell Password Policies for Domain <DomainName> page, click Edit under the policy whose properties you want to modify, and then click the Policy Rules tab.
- On the Policy Rules tab, click the rule that you want to configure, and, under the rule's name, modify the appropriate rule settings.
- Repeat step 4 for each of the rules that you want to configure for this password policy, and then click Save.