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Configure password policy for users and administrators

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Overview

A password policy is a set of rules that encourages use of strong passwords for ensuring added data security. inSync supports password policies for the users and administrators. You can define a password policy such that:

  • Strong passwords are mandated. A password is strong if it is at least 12 characters long and contains at least one alphabet [a-z, A-Z], one numeric character [0-9], and one special character.
  • Users cannot reuse passwords.
  • The number of login attempts is defined. When this limit is reached, inSync locks the account for an hour.
  • Mandate password change at regular intervals.

Note:

  • Enabling password policy will expire administrator and users accounts password every 60 days.
  • Password policy can be enforced for logins made on inSync Management Console, inSync Client, and inSync Web.
  • Password policy is not available for Managed Service Provider (MSP) Console.

Enable password policy for administrators

To enable password policy for administrators

  1. On the inSync Master Management Console menu bar, click  > Settings.
  2. Click the Password Policy tab.
  3. Under the Password Policy Settings For Administrators area, click Edit. The Password Policy Settings For Administrators window appears.

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  4. Provide the appropriate information for each field.
    Field Action
    Enable Password Policy If you want to enable password policy for the administrators, select this check box. Additional fields appear.
    Enforce Strong Password

    If you want to enforce strong password policy, select this check box.

    Cannot reset password to last

    Type the number of previous passwords that the administrator cannot use.

    Note:If you disable the password policy at a later stage, previous passwords history is erased permanently.

    Max. invalid login attempts Type the maximum number of login attempts.
    Passwords expire after every

    Type the number of days after which the administrator resets password.

    Default is 60 days.

  5. Click Save.

Enable password policy for users

To enable password policy for users

  1. On the inSync Master Management Console menu bar, click  > Settings.
  2. Click the Password Policy tab.
  3. Under the Password Policy Settings For Users area, click Edit. The Password Policy Settings For Users window appears.

    PasswordPolicyforUsers.png

  4. Provide the appropriate information for each field.
    Field Action
    Enable Password Policy If you want to enable password policy for the administrators, select this check box. Additional fields appear.
    Enforce Strong Password

    If you want to enforce strong password policy, select this check box.

    Cannot reset password to last

    Type the number of previous passwords that the user cannot use.

    Max. invalid login attempts Type the maximum number of login attempts.
    Passwords expire after every

    Type the number of days after which the user resets password.

    Default is 60 days.

  5. Click Save.