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A password policy is a set of rules and guidelines that dictate how users should create and manage their passwords within an organization. These policies typically include requirements for minimum password length, complexity, and expiration, as well as guidelines for avoiding the use of easily guessable information, such as personal information or common words. The goal of a password policy is to help protect against unauthorized access to systems and data by ensuring that user passwords are strong and difficult to crack.
Creating a password policy typically involves the following steps:
It is also important to note that it's a good practice to use a password manager, this tool will help you to generate complex passwords and store them securely, also it will help to enforce the password policy in your organization.
Setting it up on a Windows Domain
The Windows Group Policy Editor (GPE) is a tool that allows you to manage and configure various settings for computers and users in a Windows domain. To create a password policy using the GPE, follow these steps:
- Minimum Password Length: This sets the minimum number of characters required for a password.
- Password Complexity: This option requires that passwords contain a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
- Password History: This option prevents users from reusing the same password for a certain number of password changes.
- Maximum Password Age: This sets the number of days that a password can be used before it expires and must be changed.
- Minimum Password Age: This sets the number of days that must pass before a password can be changed.
Please note that these steps apply to Windows Server operating systems that have Group Policy Editor installed, Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise also have this tool, but Windows 10 Home doesn't have it.
Additionally, if you want to change the password policy for users on multiple computers or servers in a Windows domain, you can use the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) to create and edit a Group Policy Object (GPO) that applies the password policy to all computers and users in the domain.
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