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Identity Manager 8.0 - Administration Guide for Connecting Unix-Based Target Systems

Managing Unix-Based Systems Setting Up Synchronization with a Unix-Based Target System Base Data for Unix-Based Target Systems Unix Host Unix user accounts Unix groups Reports about Unix Objects Appendix: Configuration Parameters for Managing Unix Appendix: Default Project Template for Unix-Based Target Systems

Script for Checking a Password

You can implement a check script if additional policies need to be used for checking a password, which cannot be mapped with the available settings.

Syntax for Check Scripts

Public Sub CCC_CustomPwdValidate( policy As VI.DB.Passwords.PasswordPolicy, spwd As System.Security.SecureString)

With parameters:

policy = password policy object

spwd = password to test

TIP: To use a base object, take the property Entity of the PasswordPolicy class.
Example for a script for testing a password

A password cannot have '?' or '!' at the beginning. The script checks a given password for validity.

Public Sub CCC_PwdValidate( policy As VI.DB.Passwords.PasswordPolicy, spwd As System.Security.SecureString)

Dim pwd = spwd.ToInsecureArray()

If pwd.Length>0

If pwd(0)="?" Or pwd(0)="!"

Throw New Exception(#LD("Password can't start with '?' or '!'")#)

End If

End If

If pwd.Length>2

If pwd(0) = pwd(1) AndAlso pwd(1) = pwd(2)

Throw New Exception(#LD("Invalid character sequence in password")#)

End If

End If

End Sub

To use a custom script for checking a password

  1. Create your script in the category Script Library in the Designer.
  2. Edit the password policy.
    1. Select the category Manager | Basic configuration data | Password policies in the Unix.

    2. Select the password policy in the result list.
    3. Select Change master data in the task view.
    4. Enter the name of the script to test the password in Check script on the Scripts tab.
    5. Save the changes.
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Script for Generating a Password

You can implement a generating script if additional policies need to be used for generating a random password, which cannot be mapped with the available settings.

Syntax for Generating Script

Public Sub CCC_PwdGenerate( policy As VI.DB.Passwords.PasswordPolicy, spwd As System.Security.SecureString)

With parameters:

policy = password policy object

spwd = generated password

TIP: To use a base object, take the property Entity of the PasswordPolicy class.
Example for a script to generate a password

The script replaces the invalid characters '?' and '!' in random passwords.

Public Sub CCC_PwdGenerate( policy As VI.DB.Passwords.PasswordPolicy, spwd As System.Security.SecureString)

Dim pwd = spwd.ToInsecureArray()

' replace invalid characters at first position

If pwd.Length>0

If pwd(0)="?" Or pwd(0)="!"

spwd.SetAt(0, CChar("_"))

End If

End If

End Sub

To use a custom script for generating a password

  1. Create your script in the category Script Library in the Designer.
  2. Edit the password policy.
    1. Select the category Manager | Basic configuration data | Password policies in the Unix.

    2. Select the password policy in the result list.
    3. Select Change master data in the task view.
    4. Enter the name of the script to generate a password in Generation script on the Scripts tab.
    5. Save the changes.
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Restricted Passwords

You can add words to a list of restricted terms to prohibit them from being used in passwords.

NOTE: The restricted list applies globally to all password policies.

To add a term to the restricted list

  1. Select the category Base Data | Security Settings | Restricted passwords in the Designer.

  2. Create a new entry with the menu item Object | New an enter the term to excluded to the list.
  3. Save the changes.

Testing a Password

When you test a password, all the password policy settings, custom scripts and the restricted passwords are taken into account.

To test whether a password conforms to the password policy

  1. Select the category Manager | Basic configuration data | Password policies in the Unix.

  2. Select the password policy in the result list.
  3. Select Change master data in the task view.
  4. Select the Test tab.
  5. Select the table and object to be tested in Base object for test.
  6. Enter a password in Enter password to test.

    A display next to the password shows whether it is valid or not.

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