Requirements for local user passwords

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By default, local user passwords must meet complexity requirements. The password complexity requirements are similar to the requirements defined in the Microsoft Windows Local security policy.

The password must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be at least six characters in length

  • Must not contain the user account name

  • Must contain characters from at least three of the following four categories:

    • English uppercase characters (A through Z)

    • English lowercase characters (a through z)

    • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)

    • Special characters:

      ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * _ - + = ` \ | ( ) [ ] : ; " ' < > , . ? /

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