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Document ID:2180
Subject:Enforcing password policy in SynaMan
Creation date:9/21/12 9:04 AM
Last modified on:9/21/12 9:29 AM


Enforcing password policy in SynaMan

By default, SynaMan does not enforce any password policy. Using the following steps you can enforce users to follow certain standards when changing their passwords:

Steps

  • Stop SynaMan service
  • Locate AppConfig.xml file in $INSTALL_DIR\config folder
  • Add a new parameter line that reads:
    <parameter name="PasswordRule" type="2" value="63"></parameter>
    Refer to the table below for an explanation of the value parameter, which is set to 63 in the above example. After adding this line, the file should look like:



  • Save the file.
  • Restart SynaMan
  • From now on if a user changes their password using the web interface, they will be forced to follow certain rules.

Important Note

This password policy is not used when administrators create users, allowing them to quickly assign a default password to a new user. However, it will be enforced when a user tries to change their own password.

Password rules

The value parameter takes an integer between 0 and 63. When this value is 0, no rules are enforced. Similarly, when this value is 63 every rule is applied. The value parameter holds a bitmap ORed with the following values:
1Lowercase character - Password must have at least one lower case character
2Uppercase character - Password must have at least one upper case character
4Number - Password must have at least one numeric digit
8Special character - Password must have at least one special character, such as @ ! # $ % ^ &
16Length 8 - Password must be at least 8 characters long. This option is ignored if Length 12 is set.
32Length 12 - Password must be at least 12 characters long
Examples 1
<parameter name="PasswordRule" type="2" value="63"></parameter>
Password must be at least 12 characters long, must have at least one uppercase, lowercase, digit and a special character in it.
Examples 2
<parameter name="PasswordRule" type="2" value="23"></parameter>
Password must be at least 8 characters long, must have at least one uppercase, lowercase, and a digit.
Examples 3
<parameter name="PasswordRule" type="2" value="31"></parameter>
Password must be at least 8 characters long, must have at least one uppercase, lowercase, digit and a special character in it.




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