The vCenter Single Sign-On password policy is a set of rules and restrictions on the format and expiration of vCenter Single Sign-On user passwords. The password policy applies only to users in the vCenter Single Sign-On domain (vsphere.local).

Procedure

  1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client as administrator@vsphere.local or as another user with vCenter Single Sign-On administrator privileges.

    Users with vCenter Single Sign-On administrator privileges are in the CAAdmins group.

  2. Browse to Administration > Single Sign-On > Configuration.
  3. Click the Policies tab and select Password Policies.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. Edit the password policy parameters.

    Option

    Description

    Description

    Password policy description. Required.

    Maximum lifetime

    Maximum number of days that a password can exist before the user must change it.

    Restrict re-use

    Number of the user's previous passwords that cannot be selected. For example, if a user cannot reuse any of the last five passwords, type 5.

    Maximum length

    Maximum number of characters that are allowed in the password.

    Minimum length

    Minimum number of characters required in the password. The minimum length must be no less than the combined minimum of alphabetic, numeric, and special character requirements.

    Character requirements

    Minimum number of different character types that are required in the password.

    • Special: & # %

    • Alphabetic: A b c D

    • Uppercase: A B C

    • Lowercase: a b c

    • Numeric: 1 2 3

    The minimum number of alphabetic characters must be no less than the combined uppercase and lowercase requirements.

    The following characters are not supported in passwords: non-ASCII characters, semicolon (;), double quotation mark ("), single quotation mark ('), circumflex (^), and backslash.

    Identical adjacent characters

    Maximum number of identical adjacent characters that are allowed in the password. The number must be greater than 0. For example, if you enter 1, the following password is not allowed: p@$$word.

  6. Click OK.