AOSX-15-003008 - The macOS system must enforce a 60-day maximum password lifetime restriction.

Information

Any password, no matter how complex, can eventually be cracked. Therefore, passwords need to be changed periodically.

One method of minimizing this risk is to use complex passwords and periodically change them. If the operating system does not limit the lifetime of passwords and force users to change their passwords, there is the risk that the operating system passwords could be compromised.

Solution

This setting is enforced using the 'Passcode Policy' configuration profile.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_Apple_OS_X_10-15_V1R8_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

References: 800-53|IA-5(1)(d), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000199, Rule-ID|SV-225206r610901_rule, STIG-ID|AOSX-15-003008, STIG-Legacy|SV-111793, STIG-Legacy|V-102831, Vuln-ID|V-225206

Plugin: Unix

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