19.3 Password Security (Local and External Users)

You can require that user passwords to the Filr site meet certain criteria by enabling password complexity checking. Only locally created users and external users are affected by this setting; users whose accounts are synchronized to Filr via LDAP are not affected.

Users’ existing passwords are not forced to comply with the password policy; only when a user changes his or her password is the password policy put into effect.

Path Port 8443 Filr Admin Console System > Password Policy

Table 19-3 Using the Configure Password Policy dialog

Field, Option, or Button

Information and/or Action

Password complexity changing requires that passwords:


  • Enable Password Complexity Checking for Local and External Users

  • When this is enabled, Filr requires that passwords:

    • Are at least 8 characters in length

    • Do not contain the user’s first name, last name, or user ID (these restrictions are not case-sensitive)

    • Contain at least 3 of the following:

      • A lower-case character

      • An upper-case character

      • A number

      • One of the following symbols: ~ @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) - + { } [ ] | \ ? / , . < >