Password Complexity Manager (PCM)
Need more password policies for domain user accounts?
Most organizations want to be able to set multiple security levels for different users. However, the standard Password Policies for Domain User Accounts are extremely limited. Thus, the possibilities of Active Directory password complexity rules are restricted – the complexity of passwords cannot be set per section of Active Directory, for example at the Organizational Unit (OU) level. Further, upon entering the password, the end-user is not notified which of the various complexity levels the new password fails to meet.
Password Complexity Manager (PCM) offers system administrators the ability to expand the standard Windows Active Directory password complexity rules. This guarantees an overall increase in security for your network.
- Granular Control of Policies
- All conceivable combinations available
- Notification and immediate feedback
- Password Synchronization
- Native Integration with Windows
- Integration of Password Management Solutions
PCM offers a number of defined rules and allows system administrators to determine which rules will be applied and when. Possible rules are:
- Minimum password length (shorter than 8 characters is allowed);
- Maximum password length;
- Maximum number of repeated characters. This prevents passwords with the same characters;
- Password must contain upper case letter(s);
- Password must contain lower case letter(s);
- Password must contain punctuation mark(s);
- Password must contain numeral(s);
- Password must contain character(s) from a specific series;
- Password must be x percentage different from old passwords. This avoids, for example, the addition of a number to the end of a new password;
- Password must conform to a normal expression;
- Password may not conform to a normal expression.
The existing Active Directory password complexity rules continue to be applicable. If PCM contains a stronger rule than AD, this will apply. With a weaker rule in PCM, the AD rule applies.