Modify the default password policy for Windows

OnCommand Workflow Automation (WFA) enforces a password policy for local users. You can modify the default password policy to set a password as per your requirement.

What you’ll need

You must be logged in to the WFA host system as a root user.

About this task
  • The default WFA installation path is used in this procedure.

    If you changed the default location during installation, you must use the custom WFA installation path.

  • The command for modifying the default password policy is .\wfa --password-policy=default.

    The default setting is “minLength=true,6;specialChar=true,1;digitalChar=true,1;lowercaseChar=true,1;uppercaseChar=true,1;whitespaceChar=false”.

    Per this setting for the default password policy, the password must have a minimum length of six characters, must contain at least one special character, one digit, one lowercase character, and one uppercase character, and must not contain spaces.

  1. At the command prompt, navigate to the following directory on the WFA server:


  2. Modify the default password policy:

    .\wfa --password-policy=PasswordPolicyString --restart=WFA