Configure password composition

To configure the password composition policy for all users, which includes the minimum number of characters from the set of lowercase letters, uppercase letters, special characters, and numbers, enter the password composition command. The minimum password length must be equal or greater than the sum of the password composition.


In this example, we set the password special characters parameter to 3.

switch# password composition specialcharacter 3
The show password-configuration command displays the configuration changes:
switch# show password-configuration
 Global password control configuration

  Password control                     : Enabled
  Password history                     : Enabled
  Number of history records            : 8
  Password aging                       : Enabled
  Aging time                           : 60 days
  Early notice on password expiration  : 7 days
  Minimum password update interval     : 24 hours
  Expired user login                   : 3 login attempts in 30 days
  Password minimum length              : 10
  User login details checking          : Enabled
  Password composition
           Lower case                  : 2 characters
           Upper case                  : 2 characters
           Special character           : 3 characters
           Number                      : 2 characters
  Repeat password checking             : Disabled
  Username checking                    : Disabled
  Repeat characters checking           : Disabled