The Generate password policy does not support a requirement for capital letters. (NETIQKB25441)

  • 7725441
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 19-Jun-2007


Directory and Resource Administrator 6.x

The Generate password policy does not support a requirement for capital letters.


There are four different criteria to define how a random password should be generated:

  • Upper case
  • Lower case
  • Numeric character
  • Special character

When setting a standard in which upper case is one of the specified criteria, DRA does not recognize the case of the criteria and generates the password with all lower case letters.

The other three 'Generate password policy' criteria function properly.

This issue occurs because password generation in Directory and Resource Administrator (DRA) is performed using a COM object.  This object currently does not have a method to obtain the upper case criteria specification for the password policy from both the group policy object and when it is implemented in the password generation feature.

This issue is resolved in Directory and Resource Administrator (DRA) 7.0 and later.  Upgrade to the latest version of DRA to resolve this problem.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB25441