AD Attributes

Active Directory Attributes » Active Directory password attribute: ms-DS-User-Password-Not-Required

Active Directory password attribute: ms-DS-User-Password-Not-Required

This attribute shows whether a password is required for the user account.

CN ms-DS-User-Password-Not-Required
Ldap-Display-Name ms-DS-UserPasswordNotRequired
Attribute-Id 1.2.840.113556.1.4.1854
System-Id-Guid 8f066172-a25e-4f53-8dcd-0a67d5fb883d

For more details about this attribute, refer to this Microsoft document.

In Active Directory, you can override the domain password policy and set a blank password for a user account by setting the UserAccountControl attribute flag to PasswordNotRequired. If you haven’t realized yet, this is a big security hole that hackers can easily exploit. If you have any user accounts in your AD with blank passwords, you need to immediately find them and set PasswordNotRequired to false.

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