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How do I set up my domain password policy?

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Ryan Richins
  • Agilix team member
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During the summer of 2017, we released a new Buzz UI, giving you the same features and functionality with a cleaner, simpler user experience!

Until all users have switched to the new UI, our Help Center articles will include information for both. 

Click the header below that aligns with the Buzz UI version you are using (Old UI or New UI); if you don't know which version you are using, review the differences and/or contact your system admin or Agilix account manager.

Old UI

Secure your user's information with greater control over password requirements.

To set your password policy:

  1. Open Settings from the Domain toolbar.
  2. Select the Integrations tab.
  3. Check the Set password policy box.
  4. Complete the relevant fields:
    • 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 section 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 section 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 section below). You can manually override password lockouts if necessary.
  5. Save.
ISO duration designators
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.
New UI

Secure your user's information with greater control over password requirements.

To set your password policy:

  1. Open the side menu in Domain > Details.  
  2. Select Edit Settings.
  1. Check the Set password policy box on the Authentications card.
  2. Complete the relevant fields:
    • 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 section 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 section 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 section below). You can manually override password lockouts if necessary.
  3. Save.
ISO duration designators

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.

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Candi Flater

Will this setting at the domain level automatically filter down to all the subdomains, or is it strictly for this one domain?

Brad Marshall
  • Agilix team member

Hey Candi, it trickles down to subdomains unless that subdomain explicitly has a different password policy defined.

Mary Scott Senan

Hi.

Is there a way to require that students change their password after the first time they log in? Please let me know.

Brian Williams
  • Agilix team member

Hi Mary!

If you mean is there a way by which to force a student to change their password after first signing on. There currently is not a way within the UI to accomplish this. This would require the API to force a student password change after signing on into Buzz. If additional assistance is needed with the API, please (through your authorized support agent) submit a ticket to Agilix Support. 

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