configure account password-policy min-length

configure account [all | name] password-policy min-length [num_characters | none]


Requires a minimum number of characters for passwords.

Syntax Description

all Specifies all accounts (and future users).
name Specifies an account name.
num_characters Specifies the minimum number of characters required for the password. The range is 1–32 characters.
Note: If you configure the configure account password-policy char-validation parameter, the minimum length is eight characters.
none Resets password to accept a minimum of 0 characters.
Note: If you configure the configure account encrypted parameter, the minimum length is eight characters.



Usage Guidelines

Use this command to configure a minimum length restriction for all passwords for specified accounts.

This command affects the minimum allowed length for the next password; the current password is unaffected.

The minimum password length is configurable from 1–32 characters. Using the none option disables the requirement of minimum password length and returns the system to the default state (password minimum is 0 by default).



If the account is configured to require a specific password format, the minimum is 8 characters. See configure account password-policy char-validation for more information.


The following command requires a minimum of 8 letters for the password for the account management:

configure account management password-policy min-length 8


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.2.

Platform Availability

This command is available on the Summit X450-G2, X460-G2, X670-G2, X770, and ExtremeSwitching X440-G2, X620, X690, X870 series switches.