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Enabling a Password Policy

As an Enterprise feature, Hosted~FTP~ provides an advanced password policy feature that adds an additional security measure to protecting your user accounts. This is a required feature for following compliancy regulations such as CJIS, and meets the NIST compliancy guidelines as best practices to HIPAA data protection standards. Using a hierarchy system, it can be enforced on an account, group, and individual user level.

Please note: All user passwords are salted, hashed, and encrypted before being stored in the FTP application database.

Enforcing a password policy on the account level

  1. As the account administrator go to your Setup tab
  2. Scroll down to the Account-Level Options and locate the Enforce password policy for all users option
  3. Enable the option by checking Customize and then selecting Configure you can customize the password policy in detail
  4. Next select how you want to enforce the rule: All users in the account and to allow separate rules on a group/user level
  5. Selecting View will let you see the current active password policy in place

 

Enforcing a password policy on the group level

Note: Group level is only enabled when allowed by the account administrator (see above)

  1. As an administrator go to the Users tab > Group tab
  2. Click on the Group you would like to edit settings for
  3. Locate the Enforce password policy for all users in group option
  4. Enable the option by checking Customize and then selecting Configure you can customize the password policy in detail
  5. Next, select how you want to enforce the rule: All users in the group and to allow separate rules on a user level
  6. Selecting View will let you see the current active password policy in place

 

Enforcing a password policy on an individual user

Note: User level is only enabled when allowed by the account administrator (see above)

  1. As an administrator go to the Users tab and select the user
  2. Scroll down to the user’s options and locate the Enforce password policy for this user option
  3. Enable the option by checking Customize and then selecting Configure you can customize the password policy in detail
  4. Selecting View will let you see the current active password policy in place
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