The Password Setup form on the Admin - Security menu is where you define the rules for entering new passwords.
The fields on the Password Setup dialog are described below.
· Warning Days: The number of days prior to the password expiration date that a warning dialog will be displayed. The warning shows the expiration date and allows a user to change passwords immediately.
· Change Character: Holds the character that that when appended to the password on the Login dialog, signifies that the user wants to enter a new password. The default Change Character is a question mark, “?”.
· No ID in Password: Check this box to prevent users from putting their User ID in their password.
· Minimum Length: A number from 1 to 20 that represents the least number of characters that can make up a password.
· Maximum Length: A number from 1 to 20 that represents the greatest number of characters that can make up a password.
· Prior Passwords: A number that represents how many prior passwords will be checked to prevent duplicate entry. An entry of one means that the user’s current password cannot be reused. An entry of five means that the user’s current and four immediately preceding passwords cannot be reused.
· Case Sensitivity
· Case-Sensitive User ID: Check this box to enforce case-sensitivity when a User ID is entered on the Security Login form.
· Case-Sensitive Password: Check this box to enforce case-sensitivity when a Password is entered on the Security Login form.
Tip – Case-Insensitive: If the User Id and/or Password is made case-insensitive by unchecking the Case-Sensitive check box, the User IDs and/or Passwords stored in the Users table are forced to upper case so that they will be the appropriate case the next time a user enters the application.