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As Omnilert systems store critical contact information, good security practices are strongly encouraged. The Password policy feature allows the enforcement of secure admin passwords.
Options are provided to enforce strong passwords as well as frequent password changes. Both are helpful in ensuring that your admin accounts are protected.
There are three things that help ensure a good admin password:
- Password length: A longer password is typically harder to hack.
- Password complexity: More complex passwords are harder to crack. Mixing case, numbers, and symbols help. Avoid dictionary words, as well.
- Frequent changes: The enemy of a good password is often time. The older a password is, the less secure it becomes as the chances increase of the password being leaked, lost, or cracked by a computer. Changing a password essentially "resets the clock" for a hacking program.
What happens when an admin's password expires?
If you allow admins to change their own passwords, after an admin's password expires, the system will prompt them to create a new password when they next try to log in with the expired password.
Of course, their new password will need to match the requirements of your password policy, as well.