Passcode

You can define the parameters for creating a passcode and configure the passcode settings here.


Only devices running Android 5.0 or above can be provisioned as Profile Owner or Device Owner.

FEATURE DESCRIPTION SAMSUNG NON-SAMSUNG
CORE ANDROID PROFILE OWNER DEVICE OWNER
Apply Passcode to
(Applicable for devices running 7.0 or later versions)

Specify if you want the passcode to be applied to the whole device or only to the work profile container(created as the device is provisioned as Profile Owner) or both. When applied to a work profile container, the passcode is provisioned to the managed apps distributed via MDM and installed on the container.

Minimum passcode requirement

You can define the minimum passcode type required or allowed to create a passcode. The increasing order of security in the passcode type is Simple value->Numbers->Alphabet->Alphanumeric->Complex Value. On choosing a minimum required passcode type for example, as 'Numbers', then the passcode that is set on the device can contain numbers, alphabets, alphanumeric characters or complex values.

'Simple Value(Pattern)' enables you to set patterns, pin or passwords for the device.

On choosing 'Numbers', you can set either a pin or password for the device. The password can contain numbers, alphabets, alphanumeric or complex values.

'Alphabet' allows you to set only passwords for the device. The password can contain alphabets, alphanumeric or complex values.

Alphanumeric' passcode allows you to set a password that contains both numbers and alphabets. Special characters can also be included.

'Complex Value' type of passcode enables you to set a password that contains alphabets, numbers and at least one special character.

Minimum passcode length
(Can be configured only if Minimum passcode requirement is 'Complex Value')

You can define a minimum length for the passcode here.

Maximum number of failed attempts

Maximum number of failed attempts allowed can be specified. When the number of attempts exceeds, the data in the device will be wiped out completely

Maximum idle time allowed before auto-lock.

Maximum allowed idle time before the device auto-locks itself. The user can select a value less than the one specified by the admin. For example: If the admin selects 2 mins, the user can set the idle time less than 2 mins.

Number of passcodes to be maintained in the history(Supported from Android 3.0)

Total number of previous passcodes to be maintained, so that it cannot be reused.

Maximum passcode age(Supported from Android 3.0)

User will be notified to reset the Passcode based on the days specified here

Force passcode policy after Specify the time after which the device user needs to set a passcode on the device complying with the passcode policy configured in MDM. In Samsung devices, users are prompted immediately to set a passcode irrespective of the time set here in case there is no passcode set on the device. If a passcode is set but doesn't comply with the policy, then the user is prompted based on the policy settings. Applicable for devices running 5.0 or later versions Applicable for devices running 6.0 or later versions
Unlock device using fingerprint(Samsung-only feature - Supported from Android 5.0)

If this is allowed on a device, the user will be able to use fingerprint to unlock the device.

The backup password set during fingerprint registration on a device should be simple value, number, alphabet, alphanumeric or complex according to what you choose as the Minimum Passcode Requirement.

Maximum repetition of characters
(Can be configured only if Minimum passcode requirement is 'Complex Value')(Samsung-only feature - Supported from 3.0)

Specify how many times, can a number or an alphabet be repeated in the password (Example: If you say 2 times, you cannot use the same alphabet or number more than twice in the password).

Maximum numeric Sequence
(Can be configured only if Minimum passcode requirement is 'Complex Value')(Samsung-only feature - Supported from 3.0)

Specify how many sequential numbers can be used in the password (Example: If you say 3, you can use up to 3 sequential numbers like 123, 456, etc..).

Minimum uppercase length
(Can be configured only if Minimum passcode requirement is 'Complex Value')(Supported from Android 3.0)

You can define the minimum number of upper case letters required to create a passcode

Minimum lowercase letter length
(Can be configured only if Minimum passcode requirement is 'Complex Value')(Supported from Android 3.0)

You can define the minimum number of lower case letters required to create a passcode

Minimum letter length
(Can be configured only if Minimum passcode requirement is 'Complex Value')(Supported from Android 3.0)

You can define the minimum number of  letters required to create a passcode

Minimum non-alphabetic characters
(Can be configured only if Minimum passcode requirement is 'Complex Value')(Supported from Android 3.0)

You can define the minimum number of Non-Alphabetic Characters
required to create a passcode

Minimum numeric length
(Can be configured only if Minimum passcode requirement is 'Complex Value')(Supported from Android 3.0)

You can define the minimum number of numeric values required to create a passcode

Minimum symbol length
(Can be configured only if Minimum passcode requirement is 'Complex Value')(Supported from Android 3.0)

You can define the minimum number of symbols required to create a passcode

BIOMETRIC PASSCODES

Use Fingerprint as passcode

Allow/Restrict usage of fingerprints as device passcode

Use iris scanning as passcode

Allow/Restrict usage of iris scanning as device passcode

Use face scanning as passcode

Allow/Restrict usage of face scanning as device passcode

1. After distributing this policy, the passcode must be set by the user for the Passcode Enabled field under device details view in Inventory, to be modified.

2.If the user doesn't configure the passcode before the duration specified in Profile Settings, then all the apps except ME MDM app, Launcher and Settings get disabled as explained here

3. If the device already has a passcode set on the device and it complies with the passcode policy configured in MDM, the device user will not be prompted to create a new passcode, in accordance with the MDM passcode policy.

 

See Also:  Associating Profiles to Groups, Associating Profiles to Devices,  App Management, Distribute Apps to Devices, Distribute Apps to Groups

 

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