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|Oracle Fusion Middleware Administration Guide for Oracle Unified Directory 11g Release 1 (11.1.1)|
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: