Configuring Password Complexity
You can now configure the level of complexity for the user passwords defined on a NetScaler appliance. To do this, you must configure the following:
- Specify the scope for strong passwords: Enable strong passwords for all users or only for local NetScaler users. By default, this field is disabled.
- Specify the minimum length of the passwords: The default minimum length for a non-strong password is 1 character and for a strong passwords it is 4 characters. A strong password must contain at least one lower case character, one upper case character, one numeric character and one special character from the set (!, @, #, (, ), $, %, ^, &, *).
Configure by using the CLI:
> set system parameter -strongpassword (disabled | enableall | enablelocal) -minpasswordlen <positive_integer>
!!! Important !!! After enabling strong passwords for the appliance, make sure that you update the passwords to match the strong password criteria. Otherwise, users with weak passwords cannot access the appliance. To locate the weak passwords, in the shell, go to the "/netscaler" directory and run the "nsconfigaudit -weakpasswd" utility.