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Password Rules-Miscellaneous

Password Rules - Miscellaneous

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Problem Definition

This section deals with the miscellaneous password requirements that can be configured in PortalGuard.


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Enforce Complexity On Login - When enabled, password complexity will be checked against the rules on every user login. Helpful if you change the rules and want immediate compliance.

Different Characters In New Password - This check will ensure new passwords must have a minimum of X different characters from the previous password. This rule can only be enforced when PortalGuard has access to the user's previous/current password. This is only possible in the following scenarios:

  • The 'Set Password' action (user provides current password)
  • Self-service password reset where offline or password recovery is enabled

-AND- the user authenticates via challenge answers

NOTE: The count cannot be greater than the minimum password length.

Allowable Password Regular Expression - A regular expression describing allowable new passwords set through PortalGuard. An example of a valid regex would be:


This expression is evaluated independently from other password rules. Leave this value blank to skip this verification.

Display Message On RegEx Evaluation Failure - This message is displayed to end users whose new passwords do not satisfy the regular expression above. You can embed HTML tags in this message.

Page last modified on March 15, 2016, at 04:16 PM