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hardening your password policy for end users

Dominic -

PROBLEM
I need to harden the default global password policy for end users

ENVIRONMENT

  • atmail cloud

CAUSE
Want to further harden the global policy for my users. The current global policy for end users is:

  • Minimum of 1 upper-case character
  • Minimum of 1 lower-case character
  • Minimum of 1 numeric character
  • Minimum of 1 non-alphanumeric character (For example: !@#$)
  • Minimum length of 8 characters
  • Maximum of 4 identical characters.
    • Acceptable: AAAAairB@11!
    • Not Acceptable: AAAAirAB@11!
  • Can not be the same as 3 previous passwords used.

RESOLUTION

  1. Login to your atmail cloud webadmin.


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  2. Select the Security tab.

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  3. Make sure your have the Policy for set to Email accounts.

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  4. You can now configure your desired password policy. Please note that you will not be able to values less then the defaults.

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  5. Make sure you click Screenshot_from_2018-04-05_15-00-02.png after making your changes.

 

 
 
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