Password policies configuration (Windows Desktop policy)

With the Password policies configuration you define password rules for devices.

Note: Password complexity rules (for example length, number of uppercase and lowercase letters) for Windows Desktop devices are fixed and cannot be set by a Sophos Mobile Control policy. For details see Windows Desktop password complexity rules.
Note: Password policies cannot be assigned to a Windows Desktop device, if there are other local users configured on the device (in addition to the user that is enrolled with Sophos Mobile Control), and at least one of them is not allowed to change their password.
Setting/Field Description
Maximum number of failed attempts The maximum number of failed login attempts to enter the correct password before the device is wiped.

Enter a value between 1 and 999, or 0 for no restriction.

Time in minutes until the device is locked The time period (in minutes) after which the device is locked if it has not been used. The user can unlock the device.

Enter a value between 1 and 999, or 0 for no restriction.

Password history 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.

Enter a value between 1 and 999, or 0 for no restriction.

Maximum password age in days The number of days after which users must change their password.

Enter a value between 1 and 730, or 0 for no restriction.