Password policies configuration (Windows Mobile policy)

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

Setting/Field Description
Password type Select the type of password you want to define:
  • Alphanumeric
  • Alphanumeric or numeric
Allow simple password Passwords can contain sequential or repeated characters, for example abcde or 1111.
Minimum password length The minimum number of characters a password must contain.
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.

Minimum number of different character groups The minimum number of non-alphanumeric characters (for example & or !) a password must contain.
Allow the password grace period to be set Users are allowed to set the password grace period.