Do you have a strict password security policy?
We recommend enforcing strict password policies.
Below is a capture of the settings we use:
When passwords have to be changed they must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Not contain all or part of the user's account name
- 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-alphanumeric characters (e.g., !, $, #, %)
Rember it is always good to use an even number for password length ;) https://www.troyhunt.com/how-long-is-long-enough-minimum-password-lengths-by-the-worlds-top-sites/
Complexity requirements are enforced when passwords are changed or created.
Every 180 days clients will be required to change their password, they can change it when:
- Login to their computer
- Terminal server to another computer
This allows users to change their password by making a VPN connection to the office.
We also enforce a lockout policy so if a user gets their password wrong 5 times, their account will be locked out for 15 minutes.
If you want to change your password sooner, press [ctrl] [alt] [delete] then click "Change Password" button.