Set Password Requirements

You can configure password policies for Admin, User, Meeting, and Remote Access passwords. These password settings can ensure that strong passwords are used. Polycom strongly recommends that you create an Admin password for your system.

Procedure

  1. Go to Admin Settings > Security > Local Accounts > Password Requirements.
  2. Configure the following settings.
    Table 1. Password Policy Settings

    Setting

    Description

    Minimum Length

    Specifies the minimum number of characters required for a valid password.

    Require Lowercase Letters

    Specifies whether a valid password must contain one or more lowercase letters.

    Require Uppercase Letters

    Specifies whether a valid password must contain one or more uppercase letters.

    Require Numbers

    Specifies whether a valid password must contain one or more numbers.

    Require Special Characters

    Specifies whether a valid password must contain one or more special characters. Supported characters include:@ - _ ! ; $ , \ / & . # *

    Reject Previous Passwords

    Specifies the number of most recent passwords that cannot be reused. If set to Off, all previous passwords can be reused.

    Minimum Password Age in Days

    Specifies the minimum number of days that must pass before the password can be changed.

    Maximum Password Age in Days

    Specifies the maximum number of days that can pass before the password must be changed.

    Note: This setting is unavailable for Meeting passwords.

    Minimum Changed Characters

    Specifies the number of characters that must be different or change position in a new password. If this is set to 3, 123abc can change to 345cde but not to 234bcd.

    Note: This setting is unavailable for Meeting passwords.

    Maximum Consecutive Repeated Characters

    Specifies the maximum number of consecutive repeated characters in a valid password. If this is set to 3, aaa123 is a valid password but aaaa123 is not.

    Password Expiration Warning

    Specifies how many days in advance the system displays a warning that the password will soon expire, if a maximum password age is set.

    Note: This setting is unavailable for Meeting passwords.

    Can Contain ID or Its Reverse Form

    Specifies whether the associated ID or the reverse of the ID can be part of a valid password. If this setting is enabled and the ID is admin, passwords admin and nimda are allowed.

    Note: This setting is unavailable for Meeting passwords.

Changes to most password policy settings do not take effect until the next time the password is changed. Changes take effect immediately for Minimum Password Age in Days, Maximum Password Age in Days, and Password Expiration Warning. Changing Minimum Length from Off to some other value also takes effect immediately.