This configuration menu allows you to set up the login and password rules.
You may set the rules around the password strength used when employees are creating their passwords, how often passwords must be changed and how many failed login attempts are allowed.
▪Select the Config menu.
▪Select the Security menu.
▪Select Login and Password
The following screen will appear:
There are two categories of login and password rules to be configured, Password Strength and Miscellaneous as defined below:
Allows you to set the minimum number of characters the password must contain.
Must include Alpha / Digits
Check the applicable box(es) if you wish to require Alpha characters or Digits in the user password.
Number of previous passwords to validate against
The system will validate the new password against the specified number of previous passwords. If the new password is the same as any of these passwords (three in this example), the following warning will appear:
Number of failed log ins that will lock the account
The user is allowed the specified number of attempts to log in before the system will lock out this account and will post the following warning:
Number of days in advance to remind of a required password change
Allows you to specify how many days in advance you wish to notify the user of a required password change. In this case the following message will appear:
Keep history of log in activity
Tick here to track log in history.
Temporary (initial) password
You can allow the system to assign any temporary (initial) password. Once employees login with this temporary password, the system will prompt them to change their password.
Click the radio button that applies to your login type.
Use Two-factor Authentication
Ticked on, this will enable the use of a verification code after the user logs into the main login screen. See Two-factor Authentication for complete details.