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Password Rules

Last updated: 2024-01-23 17:31:59

    Background information

    Your password is hashed by using Secure Hash Algorithm 256 (SHA-256) with a salt value. Tencent Cloud does not save your password in plaintext. This ensures password security.


    This document describes how to modify the password rules for sub-users in the CAM console, including password complexity, length, and validity period. If you don't modify the password rules, the default settings will be applied.
    In the following password setting scenarios, you need to follow the password rules that have been set:
    If you select Tencent Cloud console access and Customize password when creating a sub-user.
    If you select Customize password when resetting the login password for a sub-user.


    1. Log in to the CAM console and select Users > User Settings on the left sidebar.
    2. In the Password Rules module, modify specific rules such as the complexity, length, and validity period of the password.
    3. Click Apply Now, and the password rules will take effect. You need to follow such rules when you reset the password next time.
    The password rules you set in this module apply only to sub-users who use passwords for login.
    After the login password expires, sub-users will not be able to log in via alternative login methods and must reset the password.
    For the security of your account, the password rules will not be prompted for sub-users when they reset the password. The root account, admins, and sub-users with the cam:GetPasswordRules API permission can download the current password rules on the Password Rules page and pass them to users who need them, as shown below:
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