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Status Delivered
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 11, 2018

HMC: weak password rules

As default HMC sets weak password rules. This should not be the default. To provide a minimum security the medium security policy should be default. An additional strong policy provided by IBM would be fine.
In addition the possibility to set a one time (or initial password) which has to be changed on first logon is strongly missing.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Jun 8, 2020

    We have made incremental changes and with HMC V9 R1 M941, initial password reset, minimum character for password length will be enforced even though medium password policy will not be applied. Please let us know if you have any comments or questions.

  • Guest
    Apr 2, 2020


    With HMC V9 R1 930, an 8 character length for passwords is enforce on HMC as per the standards. From V9 R1 M940, new HW appliance with 940 code will enforce password change for default user on 1st use. Same password change will be applicable for virtual HMC fresh install in future releases. Hope this addresses the requirements. Please let us know if you have any other requirements related to the password security.