Password Manager 5.8.2 - Administrator Guide (AD LDS edition)

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Checklist: Configuring Password Manager Understanding Management Policies Configuring Access to the Administration Site Configuring Access to the Self-Service Site Configuring Access to the Helpdesk Site Configuring Questions and Answers Policy Workflow Overview Custom Workflows Custom Activities Self-Service Workflows Helpdesk Workflows User Enforcement Rules
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Changing Policy Priority

Changing Policy Priority

When multiple password policies affect an organizational unit or a group, only the policy with the highest priority is applied to such group or organizational unit. A newly created password policy is disabled by default.

NOTE: Only priority of policies with the same scope can be changed.

To change policy priority

  1. On the home page of the Administration site, click the Password Policies tab.
  2. Click the <N> One Identity Password Policies link under the AD LDS instance for which you want to change the policy link order and click Policy priority.
  3. In the Change Policy Priority dialog box, move policies up or down in the list by selecting them and clicking the Move Up or Move Down buttons.

Configuring Password Policy Rules

Configuring Password Policy Rules

Password Manager uses a set of powerful and flexible rules to define requirements for passwords. Each password policy has rules that are configured independently of the rules in other policies.

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 enter the settings of the local or domain password policy applied to the server on which AD LDS is running, if you want to display these settings to users on the Self-Service site when users reset or change passwords. You can also use this rule to display your custom messages and to hide the configured policy rules.

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 details 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 Policies link under the AD LDS instance that you want to manage.
  3. On the One Identity Password Policies for <application directory partition> page, click 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.

Password Age Rule

Password Age Rule

The password age rule ensures that users cannot use expired passwords or change their passwords too frequently.

Specify Minimum password age so that passwords cannot be changed until they are more than a certain number of days old. If a minimum password age is defined, users must wait the specified number of days to change their passwords.

Specify Maximum password age so that passwords expire as often as necessary for your environment.

To configure the password age rule

  1. Follow the steps outlined in Configuring Password Policy Rules.
  2. On the Policy Rules tab, click Password Age Rule to expand the rule settings.
  3. Under Password Age Rule, select the Specify password age check box, and then specify the following options as required:
Table 17: Password age limit

Option

Description

Minimum password age

Specifies for how many days users must keep new passwords before they can change them.

Maximum password age

Specifies how many days a password can be used before the user is required to change it.

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