Password policies configuration (iOS user policy)

With the Password policies configuration, you define requirements for the device password.

When you assign the Password policies configuration to an Apple User Enrollment device, Sophos Mobile enforces the following password rules:

Sophos Mobile enforces the following password rules:

  • The user must set a 6-digit PIN.
  • PINs with repeated or sequential numbers are forbidden, for example, 555555 or 987654.

These rules change how the user can access their personal device.

Warning You can’t reset the password if the user forgets it.

When you assign the Password policies configuration to a device that doesn’t meet the password requirements, a grace period of 60 minutes starts. Within the grace period, the device asks the user to change the password every time they open the Home screen. After the grace period, the user may not start any apps on the device, including internal apps.