The Password settings page lets you configure settings related to administrator passwords for the AirWatch Console.


 Password policy settings can only be configured at the Global organization group.

  • Current Setting – Select whether to Inherit or Override the displayed settings. Inherit means use the settings of the current organization group's parent OG, while Override enables the settings for editing so you can modify the current OG's settings directly.

Password Policy

The following apply to admin accounts you created in AirWatch.

Setting Description
Enforced password history Select how many passwords the Console remembers and prevents the administrator from reusing.
Password Expiration Period (days) Select the amount of time in days before a password expires.
Minimum password length Select the minimum length a password can be.
Password complexity level Select the complexity a password must have.
Maximum invalid login attempts Select the maximum number of invalid login attempts before lockout.
Lockout effective period in minutes Select the lockout time period in minutes.
Required Password Recovery Questions Select how many password recovery questions to require admins to have.
Custom Password Recovery Questions Select whether to allow custom password recovery questions.

Password Recovery Questions

Setting Description
Active Select whether certain questions are available as password recovery options.
  • Child Permission – Select the available behavior of child organization groups that exist below the currently selected organization group. Inherit only means child OGs are only allowed to inherit these settings. Override only means they override the settings, and Inherit or Override means you can choose to inherit or override settings in child OGs that exist below the currently selected OG.