Password complexity rules

All managed passwords generated by the Privileged Access Service consist of at least one upper case letter, one lower case letter, one number, one special character, and allow consecutive repeated characters regardless of the system type. In the Admin Portal > Settings > Resources> Password Profiles, the default password profile for VMware VMkernel systems restricts password length to a maximum of 39 characters. The following additional password rules apply:

  • Minimum password length: 12 characters.
  • Maximum password length: 39 characters.
  • Supported special characters: !$%&()*+,-./:;<=>?[\]^_{|}~

Note:   You should not use the following special characters in passwords that you define for VMware VMkernel user accounts: ' " `

You should keep in mind that only Privileged Access Service will know the managed password being generated and stored. You should not select this option if you don’t want Privileged Access Service to manage the password for the account.