Dell Command Line Reference Guide for the S4048–ON System 9.14.2.4

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password-attributes

Configure the password attributes (strong password).

Syntax
password-attributes [min-length number] [max-retry number] [lockout-period minutes] [user-lockout-period minutes][character-restriction [upper number] [lower number] [numeric number] [special-char number]]

To return to the default, use the no password-attributes [min-length number] [max-retry number] [lockout-period minutes] [character-restriction [upper number] [lower number] [numeric number] [special-char number]] command.

Parameters
min-length number
(OPTIONAL) Enter the keywords min-length then the number of characters. The range is from 0 to 32 characters.
max-retry number
(OPTIONAL) Enter the keywords max-retry then the number of maximum password retries. The range is from 0 to 16.
lockout-period minutes
(OPTIONAL) Enter the keyword lockout-period then the number of minutes. The range is from 1 to 1440 minutes. The default is 0 minutes and the lockout-period is not enabled. This parameter enhances the security of the switch by locking out sessions on the Telnet or SSH sessions for which there has been a consecutive failed login attempts. The console is not locked out.
user-lockout-period minutes
(OPTIONAL) Enter the keyword user-lockout-period then the number of minutes. The range is from 1 to 1440 minutes. The default is 0 minutes and the lockout-period is not enabled. This parameter enhances the security of the switch by locking out the local user account if there are more number of unsuccessful login attempts than what is configured using the max-retry parameter. The default value is 3 times.
character-restriction
(OPTIONAL) Enter the keywords character-restriction to indicate a character restriction for the password.
upper number
(OPTIONAL) Enter the keyword upper then the upper number. The range is from 0 to 31.
lower number
(OPTIONAL) Enter the keyword lower then the lower number. The range is from 0 to 31.
numeric number
(OPTIONAL) Enter the keyword numeric then the numeric number. The range is from 0 to 31.
special-char number
(OPTIONAL) Enter the keywords special-char then the number of special characters permitted. The range is from 0 to 31.

The following special characters are supported:

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Defaults
none
Command Modes
CONFIGURATION
Command History

This guide is platform-specific. For command information about other platforms, see the relevant Dell EMC Networking OS Command Line Reference Guide.

Version
Description
9.10(0.1)
Introduced on the S6010-ON and S4048T-ON.
9.10(0.0)
Introduced on the S3148.
9.10(0.0)
Introduced on the S6100-ON.
9.8(2.0)
Introduced on the S3100 series.
9.8(1.0)
Introduced on the Z9100-ON.
9.8(0.0P5)
Introduced on the S4048-ON.
9.8(0.0P2)
Introduced on the S3048-ON.
9.7(0.0)
Introduced on the S6000–ON.
9.5(0.1)
Introduced lockout-period option on the Z9500.
9.5(0.0)
Introduced lockout-period option on the Z9000, S6000, S4820T, S4810, and MXL.
9.2(1.0)
Introduced on the Z9500.
9.0.2.0
Introduced on the S6000.
8.3.19.0
Introduced on the S4820T.
8.3.11.1
Introduced on the Z9000.
8.3.7.0
Introduced on the S4810.
7.6.1.0
Introduced on the S-Series.
7.5.1.0
Introduced on the C-Series.
6.3.1.0
Introduced on the E-Series.
Example
In the following example, after 5 un-successful login attempts, the session (SSH/TELNET) goes into a locked state for 5 minutes. If all the 10 sessions are locked out with 5 un-successful attempts in each session, no users can login during the lockout-period.
DellEMC(conf)# password-attributes max-retry 5 lockout-period 5
Related Commands
  • password — specifies a password for users on terminal lines.

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