Password Policy

Before editing a system rule, ensure that no other users are using the system. After editing a system rule, restart your PDXpert client application.

Purpose

Specifies the password characteristics for all user accounts.

Description

Administrators specify the numeric, symbolic, and upper-/lower-case alphabetic characters, as well as the minimum number of characters, that are required of all users' passwords.

Data type

True/false; integer

Recommended or default value

Assess your environment (number of users, sensitivity of product information, computer locations, regulatory requirements, etc.) to determine your specific password policy. See comments for each control.

Details

Separate password required
Marking this value specifies that the user must create a unique password for change reviews. Clearing this checkbox allows the user to enter the account log-in password for saving a change reviewer response.
This value is typically not marked unless a separate signature validation is essential. In most cases, it's unnecessary to require a user to manage two separate passwords.
Must have at least one uppercase letter: A to Z
Must have at least one lowercase letter: a to z
Must have at least one number: 0 to 9
Must have at least one symbol: !@#$%^&*(~)+[-]<|>/?\{_}
When one of these checkboxes is marked, the user's password must use at least one character from the specified character set.
Mark at least two, and preferably 3, of these checkboxes to ensure a minimal level of security.
Minimum password length
The maximum permitted length is 28 characters. If you set this value to zero, then the user is permitted to have a blank password.
The password length, coupled with a rich set of Must have at least... values (above), determines the overall password strength. A length of at least 8 characters ensures a minimal level of security.
Password period
The number of days that a password remains valid. The maximum period is 1000 days. A period of 0 indicates that a user's password never expires.

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