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Password Manager 5.7.1 - Administration Guide

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Uninstalling Password Policy Manager

To uninstall Password Policy Manager, you should remove it from all domain controllers in a managed domain.

To uninstall Password Policy Manager

  1. Remove Password Policy Manager from a domain controller in a managed domain.
  2. Restart the computer when prompted.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all domain controllers in the managed domain.

If Password Policy Manager was deployed through Group Policy, it should be uninstalled by removing the previously assigned MSI package from the Software installation list.

To remove MSI package

  1. Start the Group Policy Management snap-in. To do this, click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Group Policy Management.
  2. In the console tree, click the group policy object with which you deployed the package, and then click Edit.
  3. Expand the Software Settings container that contains the Software installation item with which you deployed the package.
  4. Click the Software installation container that contains the package.
  5. In the right pane of the Group Policy window, right-click the PasswordPolicyManager_x64(x86).msi package, point to All Tasks, and then click Remove.
  6. Click Immediately uninstall the software from users and computers, and then click OK.
  7. Quit the Group Policy Object Editor snap-in, and then quit the Group Policy Management snap-in.

    IMPORTANT: If you uninstall Password Manager, but do not remove Password Policy Manager from domain controllers in a managed domain, configured password policies will still be enforced. To stop enforcement of password policies configured in Password Manager, you should uninstall Password Policy Manager from all domain controllers in the managed domain.

 

Creating and Configuring a Password Policy

To create a password policy, you need add a connection to the domain to which this policy will be applied.

IMPORTANT: By default, native Windows domain policies are not displayed on the Self-Service site when resetting or changing password. To display these policies, you must add the required domain on the Password Policies tab of the Administration site.

The account you use to access the domain for which you want to create password policies should have the following permissions:

  • The Read permission for attributes of the groupPolicyContainer objects.
  • The Write permission to create and delete the groupPolicyContainer objects in the System Policies container.
  • The Read permission for the nTSecurityDecriptor attribute of the groupPolicyContainer objects.
  • The permission to create and delete container and the serviceConnectionPoint objects in Group Policy containers.
  • The Read permission for the attributes of the container and serviceConnectionPoint objects in Group Policy containers.
  • The Write permission for the serviceBindingInformation and displayName attributes of the serviceConnectionPoint objects in Group Policy containers.
  • The Write permission for the following attributes of the msDS-PasswordSettings object:
    • msDS-LockoutDuration
    • msDS-LockoutThreshold
    • msDS-MaximumPasswordAge
    • msDS-MinimumPasswordAge
    • msDS-MinimumPasswordLength
    • msDS-PasswordComplexityEnabled
    • msDS-PasswordHistoryLength
    • msDS-PasswordReversibleEncryption
    • msDS-PasswordSettingsPrecedence
    • msDS-PSOApplied
    • msDS-PSOAppliesTo
    • name

To add domain connection

  1. On the home page of the Administration site, click the Password Policies tab.
  2. Click Add domain connection to add a domain for which you want to create password policies.
  3. If domain connections already exist, select a domain connection from the list. If you want to create a new connection, click Add domain connection.
  4. If you selected to create the new domain connection, in the Add New Domain Connection dialog, configure the following options:
    • In the Domain name text box, type in the name of the domain that you want to add.
    • In the Domain alias text box, type the alias for the domain which will be used to address the domain on the Self-Service site. This field is required because you can reuse the domain connection in the user scope.
    • To have Password Manager access the domain using the Password Manager Service account, click Password Manager Service account. Otherwise, click Specified user name and password and then enter user name and password in the corresponding text boxes. Note, that if Password Manager Service account is used to access the domain, it should have the required permissions.
  5. Click Save.

For more information on modifying settings for the domain connection, see Domain Connections.

  1. To create a domain password policy
  2. On the home page of the Administration site, click the Password Policies tab.
  3. Click the <N> One Identity Password Policiesor One Identity Password Policiesare not configured link under the domain that you want to manage.
  4. On the One Identity Password Policiesfor Domain <DomainName> page, click Add a policy.
  5. In the Add New Policy dialog box, type a name for the new policy and click Save.

To configure settings for a password policy

  1. On the home page of the Administration site, click the Password Policies tab.
  2. Click the <N> One Identity Password Policieslink under the domain connection that you want to manage.
  3. On the One Identity Password Policiesfor Domain <DomainName> page, click Edit under the policy whose properties you want to view or modify.
  4. On the Policy Settings tab of the Password Policy Properties dialog box, view or modify the following options, and then click Save:
Table 21:

 

Option

Description

Disable this policy

Select this check box to temporarily turn off the policy.

Domain

View the name of the managed domain to which this policy is linked.

Policy name

View or modify the name of the password policy.

  1. Click the Policy Rules tab to configure the password policy rules by using the procedure outlined in Configuring Password Policy Rules, and then click Save.
  2. Click the Policy Scope tab to manage the password policy links by using the procedure outlined in Managing Password Policy Scope, and then click Save.

    IMPORTANT: The password policies do not override domain security settings; both the Password Manager password policies and the domain security settings are applied.

In case you are running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or later, Password Manager allows configuring and using not only One Identity Password Policiesbut Windows fine-grained password policies as well. For Windows fine-grained password policies, among other options, you can configure policy precedence that defines Windows fine-grained password policies application order. Note, that when configuring the scope of these password policies, you can apply the policies only to groups in the managed domain.

Configuring Password Policy Rules

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.

Password Compliance

Password Compliance

When you use Forgot My Password or Manage My Passwords workflow to set or reset the password, you can view the compliance of the password with the configured password policy. You can expand a policy and view the rules set for the policy. When you enter a new password, you can instantly get the feedback about the compliance of the password with the defined rules. A green tick mark against the rules in a policy indicates that the password is in compliance with the rule, and help you to set a compliant password.

You can also view the strength of the password using the Password strength meter, which get displayed as a progress bar when you enter a new password in the New password text box. The Password strength meter assess the strength of the password by verifying the password with the configured password policy rules and the basic requirements (one upper case letter, one lower case letter, one numeric value, one special character and minimum of seven characters) for a password. This will help to improve the security of the password. You can enable or disable this feature and configure the Password strength status. For more information, see Customization of Password Strength Meter.

The following is a general procedure for configuring the password policy rules.

To configure rules for a password policy

  1. On the home page of the Administration site, click the Password Policies tab.
  2. Click the <N> One Identity Password Policieslink under the domain that you want to manage.
  3. On the One Identity Password Policiesfor Domain <DomainName> page, click Edit under the policy whose properties you want to modify, and then click the Policy Rules tab.
  4. On the Policy Rules tab, click the rule that you want to configure, and, under the rule's name, modify the appropriate rule settings.
  5. Repeat step 4 for each of the rules that you want to configure for this password policy, and then click Save.

For information about how to configure each of the policy rules, see the sections below.

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