Password Policies

Password policies help you define the characteristics of passwords of various strengths, which can then be used to enforce strong passwords on resources. Apart from the default policies, you can create your own based on your requirements. The built-in password generator can generate passwords compliant to the defined policies.

 

Password Generator randomly generates password based on the rule set by the administrator - for example, minimum number of characters, alphanumeric characters, mixed case, special characters etc. Every password input field in PMP has the password generator along-side and the policy that is set as system default will be used to generate passwords, unless directed otherwise.

 

Password policy for PMP can be centrally managed from the "Admin" tab:

 

 

You can create you own password policy based on your requirements. To create a password policy,

 

 

  • How does a Password Policy get enforced in PMP?  

 

This question naturally arises when you are in the process of adding a resource. The following example would provide the answer: If your intention is to have accounts with strong passwords, others with admin privileges should not disturb this intention while changing the password. So, this step is crucial. If you want to enforce policy at time of resource addition itself, see "General Optional Settings" for details.

 

Applying Password Policies to Resources in Bulk

You can apply any password policy to many resources in bulk at one go.

 

 

In the UI that opens up,

 

 

Once you do this, the chosen password policy would be applied to all the selected resources in bulk. In case, any of the chosen resources were associated with a password policy already, this action would simply overwrite the previous policy.

 


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