Password Policy Settings

A password policy defines the password strength rules that are used to determine whether a new password is valid. A password strength rule defines how a password must be set and the guidelines it must conform to. For example, password strength rules might specify that the minimum number of characters of a password must be 5.

cidaas lets the admin user apply these rules under the Password Policy settings to encourage users to set strong passwords that are difficult to crack and use them appropriately.

This feature is available on the admin dashboard under Settings > Password Policy.

Create Password Policy

To define how passwords should be set by your app users, you need to create a password policy as an admin.

The Create Password Policy option lets you set the values for the following parameters:

  • Policy Name: This mandatory field helps identify the password policy.
  • Minimum Character Count: This optional field defines the minimum number of characters a password field must have when it is set.
  • Maximum Character Count: This optional field defines the maximum number of characters a password field can have when it is set.
  • Digit Count: This optional field defines the number of digits a password string must have when it is set. The admin user can adjust the slider to set the digit count.
  • Special Characters Count: This optional field defines the number of special characters a password string can have when it is set. The admin user can adjust the slider to set the digit count.
  • Lower and UpperCase: This optional field defines if the password will have upper and lower case alphabets.

To create a password policy, follow these steps:

1. Click the Create Password Policy button on the Password Policy page.

2. In the Create Password Policy page, under Password Policy Settings, follow these steps:

  • Provide the name for your Password Policy. For example, User Account Password.
  • Set the value for the minimum character count.
  • Set the value for the maximum character count.
  • Set the Digit Count by adjusting the slider.
  • Set the Special Characters Count by adjusting the slider.
  • Enable Lower and UpperCase which is highly recommended to strengthen the password.

3. Click Save.

4. A success confirmation message is displayed and the password policy gets added in the Password Policy list.

Setting Password Policies based on Strength

cidaas provides system-defined password policy settings that can be customised by the admin user to meet a specific policy strength requirement. A Quick Setup meter indicates the strength of the password policy based on what is set.

You could change the password parameter values from their default values to increase the strength of the password policy.

The password policy strength is based on the following system-defined criteria:

1. Default: The password policy strength is set to "default" if it's 22 or if the following conditions are met:

a. Minimum Character Count is set to 5.

b. Maximum Character Count is set to 10.

c. Digit Count is set to 0.

d. Special Characters Count is set to 0.

e. Lower and UpperCase is disabled.

2. Low: The password policy strength is set to "low" if it's set to 22 or if the following conditions are met:

a. Minimum Character Count is set to 6.

b. Maximum Character Count is set to 15.

c. Digit Count is set to 0.

d. Special Characters Count is set to 0.

e. Lower and UpperCase is disabled.

3. Fair: The password policy strength is set to "fair" when it's between 56 and 71 or if the following conditions are met:

a. Minimum Character Count is set to 8.

b. Maximum Character Count is set to 15.

c. Digit Count is set to 1.

d. Special Characters Count is set to 0.

e. Lower and UpperCase is enabled.

4. Good: The password policy strength is set to "good" when it's between 71 and 100 or if the following conditions are met:

a. Minimum Character Count is set to 8.

b. Maximum Character Count is set to 20.

c. Digit Count is set to 1.

d. Special Characters Count is set to 1.

e. Lower and UpperCase is enabled.

5. Excellent: The password policy strength is set to "excellent" when it's 100 or if the following conditions are met:

a. Minimum Character Count is set to 10.

b. Maximum Character Count is set to 25.

c. Digit Count is set to 2.

d. Special Characters Count is set to 2.

e. Lower and UpperCase is enabled.

This completes our discussion on cidaas' Password Policy Settings. For any questions or assistance please contact our support team.

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