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Changing Password policy for PD Web users

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Where and how can I change the default password for Web Cycle Users?



There has been a change in the Security Policy of the company and requires changing the WUM user password security policy to align with the company security policy.



With security policies, you can define sets of rules for creating and changing passwords of WORK CYCLE users. These rules are used to validate the passwords that are automatically created by the system, as well as those entered by users during a password change. You can also define login restrictions, such as the maximum number of failed login attempts and the validity period of initial passwords.

Set up and apply security policies

To set up and apply security policies, complete the following steps.

  1. Set up the required security policies.
  2. Activate a security policy for WORK CYCLE users.
  3. Assign the security policy to a new WORK CYCLE user.
Set up security policies

To set up security policies, you first have to create the security policy that you want to use. Then, define the policy attributes or the logic according to which the user passwords should be created.

Create a security policy

To create a security policy, complete the following steps.

1. Call the SECPOL SAP transaction.

2. In change mode, click New entries.

3. In the Security Policy table, enter a name and short description for the new policy. The policy name can be up to 40 characters long.

4. Click the Save button.

Assign policy attributes

To assign policy attributes to the security policy, complete the following steps.

  1. Select the policy you just created.
  2. Double-click the Attributes dialog structure menu and click New entries. 30 WORK CYCLE Configuration Guide
  3. In the Attributes table, set up the password security rules, as required. Example If a password should have a minimum length of eight characters, contain two upper case letters, one special character, and should expire after 60 days, it should have the following settings: MIN_PASSWORD_DIGITS = 8 MIN_PASSWORD_UPPERCASE = 2 MIN_PASSWOR_SPECIAL = 1 PASSWORD_CHANGE_INTERVAL = 60
  4. Click the Save button.
  5. Activate the security policy for WORK CYCLE users.


For more updated information follow the latest PD Workcycle configuration guide.

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Version Build Environment Hardware
Process Director Web Application Work Cycle All NA NA NA


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