Identity Manager 8.1 - Administration Guide for Connecting Unix-Based Target Systems

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Custom scripts for password requirements

You can implement custom scripts for testing and generating password if the password requirements cannot be mapped with the existing settings options. Scripts are applied in addition to the other settings.

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Script for checking passwords

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 start with ? or !. 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 Unix | Basic configuration data | Password policies in Manager.

    2. Select the password policy in the result list.
    3. Select Change master data.
    4. Enter the name of the script to be used to check a password in the Check script input field 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

In random passwords, the script replaces the ? and ! characters, which are not permitted.

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 Unix | Basic configuration data | Password policies in Manager.

    2. Select the password policy in the result list.
    3. Select Change master data.
    4. Enter the name of the script to be used to generate a password in the Generating script input field on the Scripts tab.
    5. Save the changes.
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Password exclusion list

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 Base Data | Security settings | Restricted passwords in Designer.

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