Manage Password Policy

Password policy defines the rules for password creation.
Password policy defines the rules for password creation. The policy is applied to a user account creation and during password change.
Layer7 API Developer Portal
has default password policy. A Portal Admin can modify the password rules to enforce password complexity in
Layer7 API Developer Portal
and can enforce users to employ strong passwords by defining password policies.
Follow these steps:
  1. Log in as a Portal Admin.
  2. From the menu bar, select the gear icon,
    Authentication
    .
  3. On the
    Authentication Schemes
    page, for the CA APIM authentication scheme type, click the down arrow in the
    Actions
    section, and then select
    Edit
    .
  4. In the Edit Authentication Scheme page, select the
    Password Policy
    option in the left navigation pane and configure the following rules:
    Setting
    Description
    Minimum Password Length
    Enter the minimum number of characters (8 through 60) required for the password.
    Maximum Password Length
    Enter the maximum number of characters (8 through 60) for the password.
    Uppercase Characters
    Set the number of uppercase letters that are required for the password.
    Lowercase Characters
    Set the number of lowercase letters that are required for the password.
    Numeric Characters
    Sets how many numbers (0-9) are required for the password.
    Special Characters
    Sets how many symbol characters are required for the password.
  5. Define the Account Lockout Policy, and then click
    Next
    :
    • Maximum Failed Attempts
      Set the maximum number of allowed login attempts to safeguard against brute-force, or attempts to guess passwords. After the specified number of consecutive attempts, the user account is locked.
    • Account Lock Duration
      Determines the number of minutes a locked-out user account remains locked out before automatically getting unlocked.
  6. (Optional) To edit the CA APIM authentication details, select the
    Basic Details
    link on the left navigation pane. Specify the provider name, provider icon, Provider description, and then click
    Next
    .
    By default, CA icon is set as the provider icon. Provide a different PNG file to change the icon, and ensure that the file size must not exceed 500 KB.
  7. Click
    Save
    .