Passwords are among the most common authentication mechanisms and it is important to ensure that they are secure. Administrators may use policy objects to securely configure passwords to require good password practices by end users. In this video, you learn about password policies, including password complexity, expiration, history/reuse, and length requirements. You will also understand the password recovery, lockout, and disablement processes.
- [Narrator] Passwords are among the most common…authentication mechanisms.…And it's important to ensure that they are secure.…Administrators may use group policy objects…to securely configure passwords to require…good password practices by end users.…Some password requirements exist to make sure that…passwords are difficult to guess…and resistant to brute force guessing attacks.…The first of these requirements…is the password length requirement.…Best practice is that passwords should be at least…eight characters long.…
Although some organizations require even longer passwords.…The second requirement that makes passwords…difficult to guess is the password complexity requirement…that requires passwords include different…types of characters such as uppercase letters,…lowercase letters, digits, and symbols.…Strong password management practices also realize…that sometimes passwords fall into the wrong hands.…And users should be protected against an attacker…retaining long-term access to their accounts.…
Best practices in this area include…
- Identity and access management overview
- Identification mechanisms: user names, access cards, biometrics, and registration
- Authentication factors
- Password authentication protocols
- Identity as a service (IDaaS)
- Enforcing accountability
- Managing credentials with policies
- Using access control lists
- Defending against access control attacks
Skill Level Advanced
1. Identity and Access Management
5. Credential Management
7. Access Control Attacks
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