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Password Security

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edited Jan 10, 2019 3:46PM in Applications Security 3 comments

Summary

How to improve password security

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We set most of our users to authenticate through Azure Single sign-on using multi factor authentication.

However a small number of users need to login using a password, we have set this to be 'Very Complex which is the highest security setting we can choose. However this still only forces a minimum of 8 characters to be entered. It does force the use of numbers, upper/lower case and special characters but it is now widely accepted that longer passwords, for example using 3 words are much harder to crack than using special characters.

I am concerned about the level of security for users that only have a user name and password to protect their accounts. I can think of 2 options which would improve this situation:

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