Security Policies - Password Policy | Admin Guide - Zoho Directory

Configure password policy

Prerequisites

Permissions required to perform this action:

  • Manage password policy

Configure password policy:

Passwords are the most commonly used authentication factor. Many users re-use the same, insecure password for all their online accounts, compromising their organization's security. To protect yourself from this common pitfall, make it mandatory for your users to create passwords that meet certain security standards.

To configure a password policy:
  1. Sign in to Zoho Directory , then click Admin Panel in the left menu.
  2. Go to Security, click Security Policies, then click on the policy you want to configure.
  3. Go to Password Policy, then click Setup.
  4. Select from the three preset Password Strengths or choose Custom.
  5. If you chose Custom, set:
    Minimum length for a Password
    The minimum number of characters the password must have.
    Mixed Password
    When this is enabled, users have to set passwords with both upper and lower case characters.
    Minimum special characters
    The number of special characters the password must have.
    Minimum numeric digits
    The number of numeric characters the password must have.
    Maximum password age
    The number of days users can use a password for.
    Refusal of Previously Used Passwords
    The number of most recent passwords that users can't reuse.

  6. Click Update Policy.

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