Setting Up Password Manager Policies

EmpowerID provides password management services enabling help desk password reset, end-user self-service password change and reset, and multi-directory password synchronization for external systems. These policies control the login and password self-service reset options a person receives when using EmpowerID. When EmpowerID is installed, all users discovered are assigned to the Default Password Manager Policy. You can modify this policy to meet your organization's needs or create new policies and assign those to users as desired.

In this topic, we demonstrate setting up Password Manager Policies by creating a new policy. The principles and settings discussed can be applied to editing the Default Password Manager Policy, as well as any other custom policies you may have created.

To set up password policies

  1. In the Navigation Sidebar, expand Admin, then Policies, and click Password Manager Policies.
  2. From the Password Manager Policies management page, click the Actions tab and then click Create Password Manger Policy

  3. In the General tab of the Policy Details form that appears, enter a name and description for the policy in the Name, Display Name and Description fields. 

  4. Set any of the optional settings explained below.
  5. Click Save.

Password Complexity and Password Change Policy Settings

You can use the default settings that EmpowerID deems useful for most purposes, or customize them to your exact specifications.

Authentication Settings

On the Authentication Settings tab, you can accept the default settings, or customize authentication with the settings outlined in the tables below.

Self-Service Password Reset Settings

On the Self-Service Password Reset tab, you can accept the default settings, or customize password reset with the settings outlined in the tables below to specify how users can reset their own passwords.

User Agreements

Once you save the password manager policy, you can set up user agreements in the detail view of the policy.