11.5 Password Complexity on Windows Server

Passwords must meet criteria that the password policies specify.

Complexities and requirements in Windows password policies are different from complexities and requirements in eDirectory. If you plan to use password synchronization, create and use passwords that match the rules of complexity in both Active Directory and eDirectory. Otherwise, the passwords fail.

For information about password complexity requirements for the supported Windows platforms, see “Password must meet complexity requirements”.

For information about managing passwords in eDirectory, see the Password Management Administration Guide.

HINT:Make the password policies for both systems as similar to each other as you can. In a lab environment, disable strong-password functionality on Windows Server servers before installing the Active Directory driver. After the Active Directory driver is working properly, make sure that passwords used in eDirectory and Active Directory satisfy the rules of complexity for both systems. Then re-enable strong-password functionality on the Windows server.