Set Password Expiration Policy in Microsoft 365 - Tenant level

Set Password Expiration Policy in Microsoft 365 - Tenant level

As an administrator of an organisation, you are responsible for setting password policies for users in your organisation.

Setting up a password policy can be complicated and confusing! In this article, I give some recommendations to better secure your organisation against attacks where the password plays a major role.

First of all, activate multi-factor Authentication

Regardless of whether you have a good policy of changing the password every 30, 90 or 180 days. Nevertheless, it is better to activate MFA. Read all about it in this blog!

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Activate a policy for passwords in Office 365

If you do not set a password policy and have synchronised users from the local Active Directory then this policy is active.

Browseto: https://admin.microsoft.com/Adminportal

Select Settings -> Org Settings -> Password Expiration Policy -> Set user passwords to expire...

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Select how many days before the password expires.
Also select how much time users may receive a notification to reset the password.

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Also read!

How to activate Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) in Office 365
Reset or change password in Office 365?
Users can report 'This was not me' at unwanted login attempt
Azure Active Directory Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) enable
Block all outgoing email with policies

Jasper

Jasper

Welcome to 365tips.be. On this website you can read articles and experiences about Office 365 with focus on Microsoft Teams. Feel free to ask me a question and I will answer it in a blog post. Help others by giving feedback at the bottom of the articles. This blog is made in Dutch. The multilingual website is offered with best-effort machine translation.
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