HOW TO: Ensure Symantec Encryption Managment Server administrators use a strong passphrase
|Article:HOWTO83483|||||Created: 2013-01-31|||||Updated: 2014-01-03|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO83483|
ISSUE: Symantec Encryption Management Server (formerly PGP Universal Server) Administrator accounts do not have password complexity requirements by default.
Use the following steps to enforce password complexity:
- Connect to the server using SSH or PuTTY. (Click here to see how).
- Edit /etc/ovid/omf.properties.
- Add the following line somewhere in the file and save it:
- Restart the tomcat and httpd services:
pgpsysconf --restart tomcat
pgpsysconf --restart httpd
After taking these steps, a new passphrase for an administrator must meet all of the following requirements:
- at least 8 characters long
- at least one lower case letter
- at least one upper case letter
- at least one number
- at least one punctuation mark
This information was verified as of version 3.3.0 of the Symantec Encryption Management Server (formerly PGP Universal server).
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO83483