Courion Tip – Password input masking aka Password Format   Leave a comment

They don’t call it input masking, I do. But it’s basically a way for you to force users to input certain types of characters in certain places in their password. Also note I have tried really hard not to copy anything of their documents, so you should read this AND their documentation if you have access (https://support.courion.com/portal/downloads/docs/7.70/PasswordReset.pdf), page 46 and above. In tree view, go to Functions, Modify and modify your password strength function (in my case, it’s called GlobalPwdStrength). Look at Password Format

Symbol Representation
A All upper and lower case characters
X All alphanumeric characters
U Uppercase characters
L Lower case characters
N numeric
P kind of like everything else, all printable not alpha numeric
* Anything
“x” the character inside must be literally typed in
delimiter between front and back of statement

So, if you want a user’s password to start with a letter & have the rest be only characters from abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWYZ0123456789, then your Password Format would be AXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for as many characters as you require in your passwords. By the way, for a password length of between x and y characters, I used a password format of y … In other words, as long as the max length of your password. Not sure this is required, but made sense to me. I also verified it works for passwords of x and of y characters in length.

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Posted August 25, 2009 by mmdmurphy in Courion Tip, tips

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