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3.70v. Onboard Administrator (OA) Password length

 
chuckk281
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3.70v. Onboard Administrator (OA) Password length

Scott needed some password verification

 

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Is this right? Can it be changed? My customer would have to change their entire infrastructure

 

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Info from Isaac:

 

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Scott although this is speculation but I believe the increased length and format is due to certifying for FIPS and other security standards. This is absolutely necessary in some environments and for others it is good to demonstrate due diligence for the corporate legal, audit, and compliance folks

 

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Additional input from Chad:

 

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According to the User Guide, it says FIPS only requires 8 characters when turned on. You could cancel the First time Wizard and verify if FIPS is on or not:

 

Enclosure Settings - Network Access - FIPS

 

Check your Password Settings under Users/Authentication, the length is most likely set to 14. Cancel the First Time Wizard to check the value

 

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Other comments or input?