Chapter 28. Defining Password Policies

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This chapter describes what password policies in Identity Management (IdM) are and how to manage them.

28.1. What Are Password Policies and Why Are They Useful

A password policy is a set of rules that passwords must meet.
For example, a password policy can define minimum password length and maximum password lifetime. All users affected by such a policy are required to set a sufficiently long password and change it frequently enough.
Password policies help reduce the risk of someone discovering and misusing a user's password.
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