JUNI-ND-000550 - The Juniper router 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.


Configure the router to enforce a minimum 15-character password length as shown in the example below.

[edit system login]
set password minimum-length 15

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000205, Rule-ID|SV-217323r397501_rule, STIG-ID|JUNI-ND-000550, STIG-Legacy|SV-101231, STIG-Legacy|V-91131, Vuln-ID|V-217323

Plugin: Juniper

Control ID: 4a5f44c8c6df16670108cbedcca0c569d623b65e11e5ce93bc89f274fb8171c4