Password Settings

 The following settings are applicable for the default FileCloud Admin, the Team Folder account and user accounts.

This section explains the password settings available in FileCloud installation.

The settings can be accessed by

  1. Log into FileCloud Administration Portal
  2. Click on Settings in the left navigation panel
  3. Click on Misc tab 
  4. Click on Password tab
  5. Change settings as needed
  6. Click Save.

Minimum Password LengthEnforces minimum character length for password (Applies to local account and NOT to AD/LDAP accounts)
Enable Strong Password

Enabling this will require the password to contain at least one uppercase, lowercase, number and a special character in the password.

Applies only to local account and NOT to AD/LDAP account.

Incorrect attempts before account lockout

For higher security, if users try logging in with the wrong password for more than the times specified here, their account will be locked out and they cannot login even if they type in their correct password.

A value of 0 means account lockout with wrong password is disabled.

Account Lockout length in MinutesSpecifies time the account is locked out if wrong password is entered multiple times as specified in the option for max incorrect attempts. A value of 0 means lockout is disabled.
Disallow user login with passwordThis setting will disallow login for user accounts.
User Password Expires In Days

If this value is setup, then if any new user is created or when a password is changed, an expiration for the password will be added automatically.

NOTE: An automatic email notification is sent to the user 7 days and 1 day before the actual password expiry date.

New accounts must change passwordThis setting will force the new user to change the password on initial login, with the following exceptions:
  • When the user creates the new account through a registration form (the user adds a password in the form).
  • When the user has an AD account (the user is automatically assigned an AD password).
Number of previous passwords that cannot be reusedSpecifies the number of previous passwords that cannot be reused when password is changed. A value of 0 indicates that there are no restrictions.