3.16 Password

The Password method enables you to authenticate using a secret string. The enrolled password is stored locally in the Advanced Authentication. When you try to authenticate on any device, the specified password is compared with the actual password. If the passwords are identical, you are authenticated successfully.

3.16.1 Enrolling the Password Authenticator

  1. Click the Password icon in Add Authenticator.

  2. (Optional) Specify a comment related to Password authenticator in Comment.

  3. (Optional) Select the preferred category from Category.

  4. Specify Password and Confirmation.

    NOTE:Ensure that the password must contain minimum 5 characters, by default. An administrator has the privilege to change the password length.

  5. Set the Password Must Be Changed option to ON to allow the users to change the password during the subsequent login. The option is set to OFF by default and users cannot change the password, and must use the password set by the helpdesk administrator.

  6. Click Save.

    A message Authenticator "Password" has been added is displayed.

3.16.2 Testing the Password Authenticator

  1. Click the Password icon in Enrolled Authenticators.

  2. Click Test.

  3. Specify Password and Confirmation.

  4. Click Next.

    If the test is successful, a message Authenticator "Password" passed the test is displayed. If the provided authenticator is invalid, a message Incorrect password is displayed.