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How to Disable Password Complexity Rules on an NE40E?

Publication Date:  2019-04-07 Views:  374 Downloads:  0

Issue Description

How do we disable password complexity rules on an NE40E?


A: Password complexity is controlled by the local user security policy. Such a policy has the following limitations for user names and passwords in the AAA view and local AAA server view:

1. The local user name must contain no less than six characters.

2. The password applies to the following rules:

·         The password must contain no less than eight characters.

·         The password must contain digits, uppercase letters, lowercase letters, and special characters. The space and question mark (?) are not included. However, a space can be included if the string entered is enclosed with quotation marks (").

·         The password must not contain the user name or reverse user name.

·         The password must be different from the last 10 passwords. Entering a password the same as an existing password is not allowed, either.


You can run the undo user-security-policy enable command in the system view to disable the local user security policy. After the local user security policy is disabled, the password complexity rules are disabled. However, after the user-security-policy enable command is run:


·         The restriction on local user names applies only to new users and does not affect existing ones.

·         The restriction on passwords of the local users takes effect only when accounts are created or passwords are changed. Users can log in using the existing passwords that do not meet the restriction requirements, but the system will prompt the users to change the passwords as required.