Setting up Password Expiry Options

  • 7009102
  • 02-Aug-2011
  • 26-Jun-2012

Environment

Novell Operations Center Business Service Manager 4.7
Novell Operations Center 5.0 Event Manager
Novell Operations Center 5.0

Situation

Need to setup passwords to expire.
Need to setup expiry with passwords.
Understanding the options and how to set them up.

Resolution

Password Expiry Configuration:


Password Expiration

Description: Maximum number of days a password is valid

Value Type: Non-Negative Numerical

Special values: 0 = unlimited

Default Value: 0

Formula.properties Key: PasswordExpiration


Password Reuse

Description: Specifies intervals for password reuse

Value Type: Numerical

Special Values: -N = no reuse for N days, 0 = reuse OK, N = No reuse for N changes

Default Value:0

Formula.properties Key: PasswordReuse


Password Pattern

Description: Specifies regular expression pattern for passwords

Value Type: Regular Expression String

Special Values: <blank> = all passwords are valid

Default Value: <blank>

Formula.properties Key: PasswordPattern


Password Expiration Warning

Description: Number of days before expiry to warn users about password expiry

Values: Non-Negative Numerical

Default Value: 0

Formula.properties Key: PasswordExpirationWarning

Note: Cannot currently be set by the customizer. Need to manually edit Formula.properties file and set the value


Password Expiration Behaviour:


Case one: Password Expiry = 0, Password Expiry Warning = 0

-Passwords will never expire.


Case two: Password Expiry = 0, Password Expiry Warning = N

-Passwords will never expire.


Case three: Password Expiry = N, Password Expiry Warning = 0

-Passwords will expire N days after they are set.

-No warning will be given about Password Expiry.

-Attempting to login with an expired password will deny access to the system.

-Non-Expired passwords can be changed from the menu File → Change Password...

-Expired passwords need to be reset by an administrator.


Case four: Password Expiry = N, Password Expiry Warning = M

-Passwords will expire N days after they are set.

-When users login to the NOC client M or less days before their password expires, they will be prompted by a warning to change their password, with a message indicating the number of days remaining before their password expires

-Attempting to login with an expired password will deny access to the system.

-Non-Expired passwords can be changed from the menu File → Change Password...

-Expired passwords need to be reset by an administrator.


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