Password Manager 5.8.2 - Administrator Guide (AD LDS edition)

About Password Manager Getting Started Upgrading Password Manager to 5.8.1 Password Manager Architecture Management Policies
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
General Settings Password Policies One Identity Hybrid Subscription One Identity Starling Reporting Appendix A: Accounts Used in Password Manager for AD LDS Appendix B: Open Communication Ports for Password Manager for AD LDS Appendix C: Customization Options Overview Glossary

Length Rule

Length Rule

The length rule ensures that passwords contain the required number of characters.

Define a minimum length so that passwords must consist of at least a specified number of characters. Long passwords - seven or more characters - are usually stronger than short ones. With this setting, users cannot use blank passwords, and they have to create passwords that are a certain number of characters long.

To configure the length rule

  1. Follow the steps outlined in Configuring Password Policy Rules.
  2. On the Policy Rules tab, click Length Rule to expand the rule settings.
  3. Under Length Rule, select the Password must contain check box, and then specify the following options as required:
Table 18: Password length limit

Option

Description

Minimum characters

Set the minimum number of characters that a password must contain.

Maximum characters

Set the maximum number of characters allowed in a password.

Complexity Rule

Complexity Rule

The complexity rule ensures that passwords meet the following minimum complexity requirements:

  • Not contain the user's account name or parts of the user's full name that exceed two consecutive characters
  • Be at least six characters in length
  • Contain characters from three of the following four categories:
    • English uppercase characters (A through Z)
    • English lowercase characters (a through z)
    • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
    • Non-alphabetic characters (for example, !, $, #, %)

The complexity rule imposes the same requirements as the standard Windows policy “Password must meet complexity requirements.”

To configure the complexity rule

  1. Follow the steps outlined in Configuring Password Policy Rules.
  2. On the Policy Rules tab, click Complexity Rule to expand the rule settings.
  3. Under Complexity Rule, select the Password must meet complexity requirements check box.

Required Characters Rule

Required Characters Rule

The required characters rule ensures that passwords contain certain character categories.

Required characters are necessary to make a password stronger. For example, if you set the minimum number of uppercase characters to 4, then the password “ElePHant” will be rejected.

To configure the required characters rule

  1. Follow the steps outlined in Configuring Password Policy Rules.
  2. On the Policy Rules tab, click Required Characters Rule to expand the rule settings.
  3. Under Required Characters Rule, select the Password must contain at least check box, and then specify the following options as required:
Table 19: Required character rules

Option

Description

Alphabetic characters

Set the minimum number of alphabetic characters (A-z) that must appear in a password.

Lowercase characters

Set the minimum number of lowercase characters that must appear in a password.

Uppercase characters

Set the minimum number of uppercase characters that must appear in a password.

Unique characters

Set the number of characters that must be unique within a password.

To require case sensitivity for this setting, select the Case sensitive check box.

Digits (0-9)

Specify whether passwords must contain digits:

Set the minimum number of digits that must appear in a password by selecting the Minimum check box, and then typing the required number.

In the In positions text box, type the numbers of positions within a password where digits must appear. For example, 1,3,5-10.

Use Number of ending characters to specify how many digits must be in the end of a password.

Special characters

Specify whether passwords must contain special characters:

Set the minimum number of special characters that must appear in a password by selecting the Minimum check box, and then typing the required number.

In the In positions text box, type the numbers of positions within a password where special characters must appear. For example, 1,3,5-10.

Use Number of ending characters to specify how many special characters there must be in the end of a password.

Special characters include the following characters:
!"#$%&'()*+,-./:;<=>?@[\\]^_`{}~

Disallowed Characters Rule

Disallowed Characters Rule

The disallowed characters rule rejects passwords that contain certain character categories.

The categories include digits from 0-9 and special characters such as “#$%”. If you specify that special characters must not appear in the beginning of a password, then the password “@work” will be rejected.

To configure the disallowed characters rule

  1. Follow the steps outlined in Configuring Password Policy Rules.
  2. On the Policy Rules tab, click Disallowed Characters Rule to expand the rule settings.
  3. Under Disallowed Characters Rule, select the Password must not contain check box, and then specify the following options as required:
Table 20:  Disallowed character rule

Option

Description

Digits (0-9)

Specify whether the rule will reject passwords containing digits.

Select the In positions check box, and then type the numbers of positions within a password where digits must not appear. For example, 1,3,5-10.

Select the Number of ending characters check box, and then specify how many digits there must not be in the end of a password.

Special characters

Specify whether the rule will reject passwords containing special characters.

Select the In positions check box, and then type the numbers of positions within a password where special characters must not appear. For example, 1,3,5-10.

Select the Number of ending characters check box, and then specify how many special characters there must not be in the end of a password.

Special characters include the following characters:
!"#$%&'()*+,-./:;<=>?@[\\]^_`{}~

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