Set up password control

To set the complexity of passwords and how often users must change their passwords:

  1. Access the administrator functions.
  2. Under Password Control, select Force Change of Passwords. The other fields in the Password Control section are now available.
  3. In Maximum Number of Uses, enter the number of times users can log in to the application before they must change their password.
  4. In Max Use Days, enter the number of days users’ passwords are valid for before they must change their password.
  5. In Demanded Password Complexity, select the complexity level for users’ passwords. The system rejects new passwords that do not match the complexity level. Select one of the following from the drop-down list:
    • Low. The length of the password must be a minimum of six characters.
    • Medium. The length of the password must be a minimum of six characters and contain a mixture of letters and digits.
    • High. The length of the password must be a minimum of six characters, contain a mixture of letters, digits, and special characters, and must not contain a word from their user name. The following are special characters:‘!£$%^&*()_+}{[]-=~@:;’#<>?/.,

6. Click Save to save the settings.

The settings take effect when users next log in to the system.

When you set Maximum Number of Uses, each successful login increments a counter against each user. When this counter reaches the value you set, the user is prompted to change the password and they cannot log in to the application until they create a new password. After the user enters the new password to log in to the system, the counter for Maximum Number of Uses against the user is reset.

When you set Max Use Days, a date to change is generated for each user and, when that date is reached, the user is prompted to change the password and they cannot log in to the application until they create a new password. After the user enters the new password to log in to the system, the date for Maximum Use Days against the user is reset.