The requirements to enable the Password Complexity feature are as follows:

  • The manager’s password must be configured. It can be done using the password manager command.

  • The minimum length of the password must be set to a value greater than or equal to the sum-of-compositions value. Since the sum of the default value of compositions is 8, the minimum length of the password must be at least 8. This can be set using the password minimum-length command.

  • The WebUI and REST interface must be disabled. Only the CLI can be used to configure the password.

The requirements to configure the password are as follows:

  • Password consists of a minimum of eight characters using at least two characters from each of the four character sets: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.

  • Password cannot be the same value or the reverse form of the associated user ID.

  • Password cannot have three consecutive identical characters.

  • Password cannot be empty.

  • The new password must differ from the old password by at least four characters.