Security

As mentioned in the Users section, Snow Software's recommendation is that customers always use Snow Cloud Extender to import and synchronize their Active Directory (AD) users and security groups. In such a case, the settings here on the Security tab do not affect the AD user credentials. What they do affect are security settings specific to SDM. For example, the Lock account setting described below only locks the user account in SDM, not in AD.

While most SDM customers do not need to have the settings on the Security tab changed, the following is a description of these:

  • The device Registration code validity can be adjusted from the 1 day default to another number of days (2, 3, 4, or 5) or weeks (1, 2, 3 or 4).

  • The Password policy can be configured for domain-wide password settings by selecting Enable password policy..., which allows for adjusting the following options:

    • Indicating a Minimum password length of 6-20 characters

    • Requiring at least one: Numeric character, Upper case character, and/or Special character

  • Lock account: to allow SDM to lock accounts, click Enable that accounts are locked..., which allows for adjusting the following options:

    • Setting the number of failed login attempts that triggers the account being locked (5, 10, or 15 attempts)

    • Setting the time during which accounts will be locked (10, 20, or 30 minutes)