Enhanced Security / Passwords

Created by Martin Parkinson, Modified on Sun, 02 Jul 2023 at 03:17 PM by Martin Parkinson

The software release after version adds the ability to enforce a password structure for users, as well as the ability to login using an email address rather than the usual 4-character userID.

Setup Details:

The new enhanced security features can be activated by adding a new environment variable.


Once activated it can be used to specify:

XXXXX - If set to EMAIL forces users to login using the email address stored against their userID. If set to anything else, they login using their 4-character UserID.

A =Length: The password must be at least this length (e.g. 12 characters)
B=Numbers: The password must contain at least this many numbers (0-9).
C=Upper Case: The password must contain at least this many Upper Case letters.
D=lower case: The password must contain at least this many lower case letters.
E=Other: The password must contain at least this many Other (non Alpha numeric) such as #, @, !, etc.


After activating the feature, the first time a user logs into the system,  if their current password does not match the new policy they will be forced to create a new password which adheres to the requirements.

Followed by a screen where they must type their old password followed by the New password .

The system helpfully explains what the rules of password construction are.

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