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Managing passwords in Enterprise Server 9

Managing passwords in Enterprise Server 9

Password expiration

The number of days after which a password expires is controlled by the following option:

  • File: configserver.php file
  • Name of option: PASSWORD_EXPIRE
  • Possible values: any number
  • Default setting: 90 days
  • Example:

define ('PASSWORD_EXPIRE', 90);

Controlling the minimum number of password characters

The minimum number of characters in a password is controlled by the following option:

  • File: configserver.php file
  • Name of option: PASSWORD_MIN_CHAR
  • Possible values: any number (use "0" for no restrictions)
  • Default setting: 1
  • Example:

define ('PASSWORD_MIN_CHAR', 1);

Controlling the minimum number of lower case password characters

The minimum number of lower case characters in a password is controlled by the following option:

  • File: configserver.php file
  • Name of option: PASSWORD_MIN_LOWER
  • Possible values: any number (use "0" for no restrictions)
  • Default setting: 0 (no restrictions)
  • Example:

define ('PASSWORD_MIN_LOWER', 0);

Controlling the minimum number of upper case password characters

The minimum number of upper case characters in a password is controlled by the following option:

  • File: configserver.php file
  • Name of option: PASSWORD_MIN_UPPER

  • Possible values: any number (use "0" for no restrictions)
  • Default setting: 0 (no restrictions)
  • Example:

define ('PASSWORD_MIN_UPPER', 0);

Controlling the minimum number of special password characters

The minimum number of special characters in a password — for example numerals or other non-alphabetical ASCII characters such as hyphens, dots, and underscores — is controlled by the following option:

  • File: configserver.php file
  • Name of option: PASSWORD_MIN_SPECIAL

  • Possible values: any number (use "0" for no restrictions)
  • Default setting: 1 (use "0" for no restrictions)
  • Example:

define ('PASSWORD_MIN_SPECIAL', 1);

Reference Materials

Enterprise Server 9 configuration

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