3.1.2.15 minupperalpha

Information

Defines the minimum number of upper case alphabetic characters in a password.

Rationale:

In setting the minupperalpha attribute, the password must contain an upper case alphabetic character when it is changed by the user.

Solution

In /etc/security/user, set the default user stanza minupperalpha attribute to 1:

chsec -f /etc/security/user -s default -a minupperalpha=1

This means that there must be at least 1 upper case alphabetic character within a password.

Default Value:

default minupperalpha=1

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/3525

Item Details

Category: IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

References: 800-53|IA-5(1), CSCv7|4.4

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