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Password Length v2

Guardium passwords are currently required to be eight or more characters in length (v11.4). We require longer passwords for greater security. We suggest requiring the minimum length for a password to be a customer-defined value. A suggest implementation would be a CLI command such as store password minimum_length nn where nn is between 8 and, say, 32. This would allow additional customer control of Guardium passwords. The initial value would be set to the current value of 8.

Of course, a related CLI "show" command would be appropriate as well the "store" / "show" functionality as GRDAPI / RestAPI commands

  • Guest
  • May 3 2022
  • Functionality already exists
  • Admin
    24 Jun 11:41pm

    Hello there, we reviewed your case further, we are happy to share this we support this capability already. Guardium users have the ability to enforce stricter password requirements for CLI users using the enable_strong_cli_password command. You also have the ability to enforce this using GuardAPI. More information is available here-


    Data Security - Product Management

  • Admin
    12 May 10:26pm

    Hello, thank you for submitting your idea / request for enhancement for Guardium Data Protection!

    We are reviewing this request, we will get back to you with our findings.


    Data Security - Product Management

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