A password policy is a set of rules and restrictions that determines how passwords are created and when they expire.
Note: SiteMinder includes advanced password options, which you use to configure additional rules and password restrictions. To configure additional advanced policies, you configure integration between CA IdentityMinder and SiteMinder.
In a password policy, you can configure the following settings:
- General Settings—Define the basic properties for the password policy.
- Password expiration—(Requires SiteMinder) Define events, such as a number of days elapsing or a number of failed login attempts, that cause a password to expire. When a password expires, the user account is disabled.
- Password composition—Specify the content requirements for new passwords. For example, you can configure settings that require users to create passwords which are at least eight characters long and contain a number and a letter.
- Regular expressions—Provide an expression that determines the format of a valid password. You can specify whether passwords must match or not match that format.
- Password restrictions—(Requires SiteMinder) Set limits on password reuse. For example, users must wait 90 days before reusing a password.
- Advanced password options—Specify actions that CA IdentityMinder should take, such as making passwords lower case, before processing a password. You can also specify the priority of a password policy, if multiple password policies apply.
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