Configure password content rules

This policy setting determines whether the Drive Encryption passwords must meet complexity requirements. Complexity requirements are enforced when the updated policy is assigned to the required user on a system.

Before you begin

You must have administrator rights to perform this task.


  1. Click MenuSystemsSystem Tree, then select the group from the System Tree.
  2. Select the system, then click ActionsAgentModify Policies on a Single System to open the Policy Assignment page.
  3. From the Product drop-down list, select Drive Encryption 7.2. The policy categories under Drive Encryption display the system's assigned policy.
  4. Select the User Based Policy category, then click Edit Assignments to open the policy page.
  5. If the policy is inherited, select Break inheritance and assign the policy and settings below next to Inherit from.
  6. From the Assigned Policy drop-down list, select the policy, then click Edit Policy to open the Policy Settings page.
    From this page, you can edit the selected policy, or create a new policy.
  7. On the Password Content Rules tab, enable the Display list of password rules option to display the password requirements to users.
  8. Enter the Password Length in the Minimum and Maximum fields.
  9. Under Enforce password content, type the number of Alpha, Numeric, Alphanumeric, and Symbols characters required to form a password.
  10. Under Password content restrictions, select or deselect the options to define the password content restriction rules.
  11. Click Save in the Policy Settings page, then click Save in the User Based Policies settings page.
  12. Send an agent wake-up call.
    Note: When changing the Windows password and synchronizing to Drive Encryption password, Windows does not provide the old password.