WN12-00-000011 - Windows 2012/2012 R2 manually managed application account passwords must be changed at least annually or when a system administrator with knowledge of the password leaves the organization.


Setting application accounts to expire may cause applications to stop functioning. However, not changing them on a regular basis exposes them to attack. If managed service accounts are used, this alleviates the need to manually change application account passwords.

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Change passwords for manually managed application/service accounts at least annually or when an administrator with knowledge of the password leaves the organization.

It is recommended that system-managed service accounts be used where possible.

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References: 800-53|CM-6b., CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000366, Rule-ID|SV-226038r794376_rule, STIG-ID|WN12-00-000011, STIG-Legacy|SV-51580, STIG-Legacy|V-36662, Vuln-ID|V-226038

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 6aac0739dff86e703c46f0af87bd6af6214a1a4530da081f0ec1473aae36e0ff