WN12-AC-000009 - Reversible password encryption must be disabled.

Information

Storing passwords using reversible encryption is essentially the same as storing clear-text versions of the passwords. For this reason, this policy must never be enabled.

Solution

Configure the policy value for Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Account Policies -> Password Policy -> 'Store password using reversible encryption' to 'Disabled'.

See Also

https://dl.dod.cyber.mil/wp-content/uploads/stigs/zip/U_MS_Windows_2012_and_2012_R2_DC_V3R4_STIG.zip

Item Details

Category: IDENTIFICATION AND AUTHENTICATION

References: 800-53|IA-5(1)(c), CAT|I, CCI|CCI-000196, Rule-ID|SV-226064r794293_rule, STIG-ID|WN12-AC-000009, STIG-Legacy|SV-52880, STIG-Legacy|V-2372, Vuln-ID|V-226064

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: c74095d2737616a73479b981fca0d6e83628ef61371449ea962793e5b591e8ac