Password policies configuration (Knox container profile)

Password type

When you select the Password policies configuration, the Password type list is displayed. In this list, select the type of password you want to define:

Setting/Field Description
Any Users must set a screen lock. They can choose a type Pattern, PIN or Password screen lock. No additional restrictions are imposed.
Alphabetic Users must set a Passwordscreen lock. Digits are allowed, but the password must contain at least one letter. You can define a minimum length. See the following table.
PIN Users must set a PIN or Password screen lock. You can define a minimum length. See the following table.
Alphanumeric Users must set a Passwordscreen lock. The password must contain both letters and digits. You can define a minimum length. See the following table.
Complex Users must set a Passwordscreen lock. The password must contain both letters and digits. You can define a minimum length and a minimum number of digits, lowercase and uppercase letters and special characters. See the following two tables.

If you select Alphabetic, PIN, Alphanumeric or Complex, the following fields are displayed:

Setting/Field Description
Minimum password length The minimum number of characters a password must contain.
Idle time before password prompt The time (in seconds) after the device will be locked if it has not been used. The device can be unlocked by entering the password.
Maximum password age in days Requires users to change their password in the specified interval. Value range: 0 (no password change required) to 730 days.
Maximum number of failed attempts until device wipe The maximum number of failed attempts to enter the correct password before the device is wiped.
Minimum history length The number of old passwords that are remembered and compared with new ones. When the user defines a new password, it is not accepted if it matches a previously used password. Value range: 1 to 5 or none.
If you select Complex, the following additional fields are displayed:
Setting/Field Description
Minimum number of letters The minimum number of letters a password must contain.
Minimum number of lowercase letters The minimum number of lowercase letters a password must contain.
Minimum number of uppercase letters The minimum number of uppercase letters a password must contain.
Minimum number of non-alphabetic characters The minimum number of non-alphabetic characters (for example & or !) a password must contain.
Minimum number of numerals The minimum number of numerals a password must contain.
Minimum number of special characters The minimum number of special characters (for example !"ยง$%&/()=,.-;:_@<>) a password must contain.

Biometric authentication

Setting/Field Description
Allow fingerprint authentication If supported by the device, the user can use fingerprint authentication to unlock the Knox container.
Allow iris authentication If supported by the device, the user can use iris authentication to unlock the Knox container.