configure account password-policy char-validation

configure account [all | name] password-policy char-validation [none | all-char-groups]


Requires that the user include an upper-case letter, a lower-case letter, a digit, and a symbol in the password.

Syntax Description

all Specifies all users (and future users).
name Specifies an account name.
none Resets password to accept all formats.
all-char-groups Specifies that the password must contain at least two characters from each of the four groups.
Note: The password minimum length will be eight characters if you specify this option.



Usage Guidelines

This feature is disabled by default.

Once you issue this command, each password must include at least two characters of each of the following four types:
  • Upper-case A-Z.
  • Lower-case a-z.
  • 0-9.
  • !, @, #, $, %, ^, *, (, ).

The minimum number of characters for these specifically formatted passwords is 8 characters and the maximum is 32 characters.

Use the none option to reset the password to accept all formats.


The following example requires all users to use this specified format for all passwords:

configure account all password-policy char-validation all-char-groups


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.2.

Platform Availability

This command is available on ExtremeSwitching 5320, 5420, 5520, and 5720 series switches.