F5BI-DM-000107 - The BIG-IP appliance must be configured to enforce a minimum 15-character password length.

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Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks. Password length is one factor of several that helps to determine strength and how long it takes to crack a password.

The shorter the password, the lower the number of possible combinations that need to be tested before the password is compromised. Use of more characters in a password helps to exponentially increase the time and/or resources required to compromise the password.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Configure the BIG-IP appliance to use a properly configured authentication server to enforce a minimum 15-character password length.

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000205, Rule-ID|SV-217398r879601_rule, STIG-ID|F5BI-DM-000107, STIG-Legacy|SV-74577, STIG-Legacy|V-60147, Vuln-ID|V-217398

Plugin: F5

Control ID: 7d002b1cd52fc6dab1d7cd440083640e3a08adae64bf9d2a174a968d19b6fb15