Password Settings

Password Settings is used to define the security password for the NotifyLink application.  This password unlocks the Security Settings and the inactivity and challenge timeouts.  It is also used, in an altered format, for duress notification.  (See Lock Settings for more on these features.)

Several options can be set for the password as well. 

      You can assign a password strength that will assist you in consistently creating passwords that meet the level of complexity you require. 

      You can assign an expiration period for the password. This issues a reminder and a prompt to change the password upon expiration. 

      You can request that a history be stored so that you do not repeat the use of a particular password.

 

1.  From the main NotifyLink menu, select Settings > Security Settings.

2.  Type the current lock password and press the scroll key to enter.

3.  Select Password Settings.

4.  Select the Password Strength.  This determines the password’s level of complexity and will assist you in consistently creating passwords that meet character pattern requirements.  Choose from the following options:

Password Strength

Character Pattern Requirements

Weak (0)

Must be 8 to 20 characters.

Moderate (1)

Must be 8 to 20 characters and include 1 letter and 1 number.

Strong (2)

Must be 8 to 20 characters and include 1 letter, 1 number and 1 special character (! ? #, etc.).

Very Strong (3)

Must be 8 to 20 characters and include 1 uppercase letter, 1 lowercase letter, 1 number, and 1 special character (! ? #, etc.).

 

5.  Enter a Password.  This password will unlock Security Settings and the inactivity and challenge timeouts.  It is also used, in an altered format, for duress notification. The password is case sensitive and must meet the criteria of the Password Strength.

6.  Enable or disable the Password Expiration.  If enabled, fifteen days prior to the expiration, you will be reminded that your password will expire in 15 days.  When the password expires, the device locks.  You must unlock it with the current password and then create a new password at the prompt.

7.  Enter the Expiration Time in the range of 30 to 365 days.

8.  Enable or disable the Password History.  If enabled, this feature prevents you from reusing passwords too soon. 

9.  Enter the number of History Entries.  You can choose to store anywhere from 10 to 100 passwords.  EX: If the number of stored passwords is 10, you will not be able to use the past ten passwords.  When you create the 11th password, the oldest stored password becomes available for use again.

10. Select Save from the Options popup menu to save the changes.