UPDATE: The changes outlined in this blog entry have been postponed from January 14th. This blog entry will be updated to specify a new date once it’s been confirmed. We apologize for any inconvenience this scheduling change may cause.
As part of our continuing efforts to keep our hosted offerings secure, and to implement industry best practices, the password complexity settings for our NCOD Partners will be updated on
Friday, January 14th.
|Password Expiry||90 days|
|Lockout After X Failed Sign-In Attempts||5|
|Unlock A Locked Account After||60 minutes|
|Minimum Password Length||8|
|Minimum Number Of Special Characters||3|
|Minimum Number Of Digits||1|
|Minimum Number Of Uppercase Characters||1|
|Minimum Number Of Lowercase Characters||1|
|Maximum Number Of Previous Passwords To Remember||2|
|Do Not Allow Username-Based Passwords||Enabled|
|Do Not Allow Dictionary Words||Enabled|
We wanted to call out one particular setting change – that it will be mandatory that your passwords are changed every 90 days. If you happen to have a password that is older than 90 days when this change is made, you will be prompted to change your password when you next login to your NCOD environment.