How do I set up my domain password policy?

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Secure your user's information with greater control over password requirements.  The following is performed by the Echo Administrator

Echo allows you to set:

  • Minimum password length: This number represents the lowest number of characters the password must contain.
  • Minimum character classes used: This number represents the minimum number (up to four) of character classes (lowercase, uppercase, numbers, and special symbols) the password must contain.
  • Must change password after: This duration can be set in various units (days, years, months, etc.) and must be entered using International Organization for Standardization (ISO) designators (see table below).
  • Cannot reuse passwords for: This duration can be set in various units (days, years, months, etc.) and must be entered using ISO designators (see table below).
  • Lockout after unsuccessful login attempts: This number represents the number of failed logins before the user is locked out.  
  • Lockout lasts for: This duration can be set in various units (days, years, months, etc.) and must be entered using ISO designators (see table below). You can manually override password lockouts if necessary.

From the Domain detail page select Edit settings from the 3 settings dots, and select Integrations tab.

In this section, you can “Allow users to create their own accounts” and/or "Set password policy" for your domain.  If selecting set password policy use the ISO duration designators below to configure durations of this policy.

ISO duration designators

ISO durations use one-letter designators and a simple format to indicate standardized time intervals. To enter a duration:

  1. Enter P (period) if you want to use days, weeks, months, or years as your unit of time, and PT (period, time) if you want to use seconds, minutes, or hours.
  2. Enter the number of units that you want to use.
  3. Enter the desired time unit designators:
    • D (days), W (weeks), M (months), Y (years) if you used P.
    • S (seconds), M (minutes), H (hours) if you used PT.

Click Save to apply these setting before closing this window

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Secure your user's information with greater control over password requirements.  The following is performed by the Echo Administrator

Echo allows you to set:

  • Minimum password length: This number represents the lowest number of characters the password must contain.
  • Minimum character classes used: This number represents the minimum number (up to four) of character classes (lowercase, uppercase, numbers, and special symbols) the password must contain.
  • Must change password after: This duration can be set in various units (days, years, months, etc.) and must be entered using International Organization for Standardization (ISO) designators (see table below).
  • Cannot reuse passwords for: This duration can be set in various units (days, years, months, etc.) and must be entered using ISO designators (see table below).
  • Lockout after unsuccessful login attempts: This number represents the number of failed logins before the user is locked out.  
  • Lockout lasts for: This duration can be set in various units (days, years, months, etc.) and must be entered using ISO designators (see table below). You can manually override password lockouts if necessary.

From the Domain page select Settings

Select Integrations and scroll down to Authentication.

In this section, you can “Allow users to create their own accounts” and/or "Set password policy" for your domain.  If selecting set password policy use the ISO duration designators below to configure durations of this policy.

ISO duration designators

ISO durations use one-letter designators and a simple format to indicate standardized time intervals. To enter a duration:

  1. Enter P (period) if you want to use days, weeks, months, or years as your unit of time, and PT (period, time) if you want to use seconds, minutes, or hours.
  2. Enter the number of units that you want to use.
  3. Enter the desired time unit designators:
    • D (days), W (weeks), M (months), Y (years) if you used P.
    • S (seconds), M (minutes), H (hours) if you used PT.

Click Save to apply these setting before closing this window

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