Password Security

Using the Password Security Dialog

Find the Password Security dialog by clicking on 'Options' under the File tab to the far left of the ribbon menu.  Within the Program Options dialog, click on the Security tab and select [Password Security].

Password Security in Program Options

Use the Password Security dialog to set expiration times, password strength, and naming rules.

A default value of zero (0) means that a setting is not active.

Password Security Dialog

Maximum Settings

Set the maximum limits for password usage.

  • Days Before Expiration:  Number of days before a User's Password expires and must be changed.
  • Unused Days Before Expiration:  Number of days a User can go without signing in before their Password expires and must be changed.
  • Invalid Password Attempts:  Number of times an incorrect Password can be entered for a given User before that User is locked out.  Entering a correct Password for the same User sets the number of incorrect password attempts for that user back to zero (0).

Minimum Characters

Minimum Character password rules are enforced when a User creates a new password after signing in with a temporary password.  The password assigned by an Administrator in a User dialog is temporary and is not subject to these rules.

  • Upper Case:  Minimum number of Upper Case characters required in a Password.
  • Lower Case:  Minimum number of Lower Case characters required in a Password.
  • Special (e.g., ~@#$%^):  Minimum number of Special Characters required in a Password.
  • Length:  Minimum character length required for a Password.

Check Settings

Additional safety settings for passwords.

  • Cannot Contain User Names:  When checked, Passwords cannot contain the First, Last, or User name of a registered User.
  • Different From Temp:  When checked, Passwords cannot be the same as a Temporary Password set by an Administrator.

Reset Login by Admin

When a User is locked out due to invalid password attempts, an Administrator can reset the User Login information from the Roles/Security tab of the 'Edit User' dialog.

Reset User Login by Admin

Last Updated:  13 March 2019