Active Directory password attribute: ms-DS-Password-Settings-Precedence
This attribute contains a number which denotes the precedence of a password settings object (PSO). With fine-grained password policies (FGPPs), you can create multiple PSOs and apply them to groups. If more than one PSO is applied to a group, the PSO with the lower precedence number will be applied. For each PSO you create, it is recommended to assign a unique precedence value.
For more details about this attribute, refer to this Microsoft document.
Did you know that the default Active Directory password policy hasn’t changed much since it was introduced in the early 2000s? While FGPP makes it easier to enable different password policy settings based on groups and users, it still cannot be applied directly to an OU. Moreover, the password policy settings can easily be exploited by users to set common weak passwords.
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