Review and Add Password Templates
On the Templates tab, default password templates are available to assign to credential polices for rotation. A password template is simply a pattern that the software uses to generate new credentials. As you configure your credentials and credential policies, you can assign a password template to that credential or even multiple credentials.
Review the default password templates provided for Local, Active Directory, Microsoft SQL, Oracle, MySQL, Linux, Windows Local, Cisco, and EDirectory.
If the default password parameters do not meet your requirements, there are different ways to create templates that work for your platforms and passwords. If you would like to make minor changes to a template, you can edit and use an existing template. If there is not a default template that meets your needs, you can create a completely new template.
- Go to Administration > Settings > Templates.
Click New Password Template to create a new password template for your credentials and credential policies.
- Complete the Basic information for the template.
- Minimum characters different with old password
Set the number of characters the password must possess.
Set the number of uppercase letters that must be included in the password.
Set the number of lowercase letters that must be included in the password.
Set how many numerical values must be included in the password.
Set the number of characters that must be different from the previous password.
Set the number of special characters that must be included in the password.
Check the Parameters option to use the default special characters listed under the General tab.
Check the Personalized option to enter custom special characters allowed in passwords.
- Complete the Advanced information for the template.
- Exclude repeated characters
Check this option if you would like characters NOT to be repeated within the same password.
Check if you would like for your passwords NOT to include uppercase letters.
Check if you would like for your passwords NOT to include lowercase letters.
Check if you would like for your passwords NOT to include numbers.
Check if you would like for your passwords NOT to included special characters.
- Click Accept.
Note: To learn more about modifying templates, please see Templates Settings in Vault .