Enforcing strong passwords (Advanced) - Security Center 5.11

Security Center Hardening Guide 5.11

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Security Center 5.11
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To ensure your system's security, administrators must enforce a strong user password policy for every user account created in Security Center.

What you should know

A strong password policy aligns with the best practices published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Password complexity requirements apply to all new passwords, and take effect when a user changes their current password.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the System task and click the General settings view.
  2. Open the User password settings page.
  3. Enter a value for each requirement in the Enforce a minimum number of section:
    Minimum number of characters.
    Upper case letters
    Minimum number of upper case letters.
    Lower case letters
    Minimum number of lower case letters.
    Numerical characters
    Minimum amount of numbers.
    Special characters
    Minimum number of special characters.
    Expiry notification period
    Number of days before password expiry when the user is reminded to change their password.
  4. Click Apply.