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Security Setup

What this feature is, why you should use it and when

What: This page allows you to set up the security regulations and to manage the password settings for all account types.

Why: Using this administration resource, you can adjust the security policy of the account access, reset the passwords, deactivate and reactivate the accounts.

Step by step implementation of this feature

To access the security settings you need to log in the admin account and click the Passwords tab.

The following page provides the possible security settings:

  1. User passwords expire in. Allows you to manage the password validity term. The supported options are:

    • Never Expires (by default);

    • Expires in .. days (The value must be between 0 and 365).

  2. Enforce password history. Enables you to determine the number of unique new passwords that have to be associated with a user account before an old password can be reused. The possible options are:

    • Is not logged (by default);

    • Remember .. passwords (The value must be between 0 and 10).

  3. Password complexity requirement. This security setting requires the password to meet the complexity requirements. The possible options are:

    • Alpha characters (any case)

    • Uppercase and lowercase alpha characters

    • Digits

    • Non-alphanumeric characters (for example: !, ", #, $, %, &, ', (, ), *, +, -, ., /, :, ;, <, >, ?, @, [, \, ], ^, _, `, {, |, }, ~).

  4. Minimum password length. Enables you to set the minimum password length. The supported options are:

    • Not Limited (by default);

    • At least characters (The value must be between 0 and 16).

  5. Account expiration requirement. Allows you to limit the term the account can stay idle. The possible options are:

    • Never Expires (by default);

    • Expires if idle for .. days (The value must be between 0 and 365).

  6. Account lockout policy. This setting disables a user account if an incorrect password is entered a specified number of times over a specified period. You may set the following option:

    • Do not lock accounts (by default);

    • Lock accounts for .. minutes after .. invalid attempts (The value must be more than 0 for minutes and between 1 and 10 for attempts).

  • Click the Save button for the changes to take effect;

    • Click the Cancel button to undo all actions up to the last saved one. 

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