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Oracle Fusion Middleware Administration Guide for Oracle Unified Directory 11g Release 1 (11.1.1)
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1.  Starting and Stopping the Server

2.  Configuring the Server Instance

3.  Configuring the Proxy Components

4.  Configuring Security Between Clients and Servers

5.  Configuring Security Between the Proxy and the Data Source

6.  Managing Oracle Unified Directory With Oracle Directory Services Manager

7.  Managing Directory Data

8.  Replicating Directory Data

9.  Controlling Access To Data

10.  Managing Users and Groups With dsconfig

11.  Managing Password Policies

Password Policy Components

The Default Password Policy

To View the Properties of the Default Password Policy

Password Policies in a Replicated Environment

Configuring Password Policies by Using the Command Line

To Create a New Password Policy

To Create a First Login Password Policy

To Assign a Password Policy to an Individual Account

To Prevent Password Policy Modifications

To Assign a Password Policy to a Group of Users

To Delete a Password Policy

Configuring Password Policies by Using Oracle Directory Services Manager

List the Configured Password Policy Subentries

Create a Password Policy Subentry

Create a Password Policy Subentry Based on an Existing Password Policy Subentry

Delete a Password Policy Subentry

Display the Configured Password Policies

Modify a Password Policy

Create a Password Policy

Create a Password Policy Based on an Existing Password Policy

Delete a Password Policy

Display the Supported Password Validators

Enable or Disable a Password Validator

Display the Supported Password Storage Schemes

Enable or Disable a Password Storage Scheme

12.  Managing Directory Schema

13.  Monitoring Oracle Unified Directory

14.  Tuning Performance

15.  Advanced Administration

Chapter 11

Managing Password Policies

A password policy is a set of rules governing the use of passwords in the system and is an integral component of any security strategy employed for your directory.

Oracle Unified Directory includes a default password policy for general users and a default root users password policy. These default password policies reside in the directory server's configuration and can be modified. Oracle Unified Directory supports multiple password policies, so you can create and configure specialized password policies for a specific set of users in addition to using the default password policies.

This chapter outlines the components of password policies and provides procedures to configure and manage password policies. The chapter covers the following topics: