nFront Password Filter Features

Password Policy Settings

Listed below are all the granular setting that nFront Password Filter has the ability to control. Pick one, or pick them all.

  • Minimum password length (set min of 15 char for Domain Admins to thwart Rainbow Table password cracking)
  • Maximum number of characters in each password (useful for mainframe limitations)
  • *Maximum password age
  • **Reject new passwords that match old passwords by more than X characters
  • Check to see if the password contains 0,1,2,3, or 4 of the following character types
    1. Uppercase
    2. Lowercase
    3. Numeric
    4. Non-Alphanumeric
  • Minimum / Maximum Numeric Characters in password
  • Minimum / Maximum Upper Case Characters in password
  • Minimum / Maximum Lower Case Characters in password
  • Minimum / Maximum Alpha Characters in password
  • Minimum / Maximum Non Alpha Numeric Characters  (e.g. !,@,#,$,%,^, etc.) in password
  • Minimum / Maximum Space in password (require spaces to encourage use of passphrases)
  • Reject passwords that contain vowels (a,e,i,o,u,y)
  • Check to see if password contains username
  • Check to see if password contains any part of user's full name
  • Check to see if password contains 2 consecutive identical characters
  • Disallow passwords that begin or end with a numeric character
  • Disallow passwords that begin or end with a special character
  • Force the password to contain a numeric character in a specific position
  • Force the password to contain a non-alphanumeric character in a specific position
  • Perform the dictionary check looking for a case-insensitive exact match or a case-insensitive substring match
  • ***Check to see if password matches a customizable plain-text dictionary

* Requires install of nFront Password Expiration Service on one Domain Controller

** Only supported if the password change is sourced from our workstation client or from our nFront Web Password Change product

*** You can edit the dictionary in Notepad.  nFront Password Filter can scan over 2 million words in less than 1 second.

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