PasswordRequirements

Requirements for the password used to unlock a device.

JSON representation
{
  "passwordMinimumLength": integer,
  "passwordMinimumLetters": integer,
  "passwordMinimumLowerCase": integer,
  "passwordMinimumNonLetter": integer,
  "passwordMinimumNumeric": integer,
  "passwordMinimumSymbols": integer,
  "passwordMinimumUpperCase": integer,
  "passwordQuality": enum (PasswordQuality),
  "passwordHistoryLength": integer,
  "maximumFailedPasswordsForWipe": integer,
  "passwordExpirationTimeout": string,
  "passwordScope": enum (PasswordPolicyScope),
  "requirePasswordUnlock": enum (RequirePasswordUnlock)
}
Fields
passwordMinimumLength

integer

The minimum allowed password length. A value of 0 means there is no restriction. Only enforced when passwordQuality is NUMERIC, NUMERIC_COMPLEX, ALPHABETIC, ALPHANUMERIC, or COMPLEX.

passwordMinimumLetters

integer

Minimum number of letters required in the password. Only enforced when passwordQuality is COMPLEX.

passwordMinimumLowerCase

integer

Minimum number of lower case letters required in the password. Only enforced when passwordQuality is COMPLEX.

passwordMinimumNonLetter

integer

Minimum number of non-letter characters (numerical digits or symbols) required in the password. Only enforced when passwordQuality is COMPLEX.

passwordMinimumNumeric

integer

Minimum number of numerical digits required in the password. Only enforced when passwordQuality is COMPLEX.

passwordMinimumSymbols

integer

Minimum number of symbols required in the password. Only enforced when passwordQuality is COMPLEX.

passwordMinimumUpperCase

integer

Minimum number of upper case letters required in the password. Only enforced when passwordQuality is COMPLEX.

passwordQuality

enum (PasswordQuality)

The required password quality.

passwordHistoryLength

integer

The length of the password history. After setting this field, the user won't be able to enter a new password that is the same as any password in the history. A value of 0 means there is no restriction.

maximumFailedPasswordsForWipe

integer

Number of incorrect device-unlock passwords that can be entered before a device is wiped. A value of 0 means there is no restriction.

passwordExpirationTimeout

string (Duration format)

Password expiration timeout.

A duration in seconds with up to nine fractional digits, terminated by 's'. Example: "3.5s".

passwordScope

enum (PasswordPolicyScope)

The scope that the password requirement applies to.

requirePasswordUnlock

enum (RequirePasswordUnlock)

The length of time after a device or work profile is unlocked using a strong form of authentication (password, PIN, pattern) that it can be unlocked using any other authentication method (e.g. fingerprint, trust agents, face). After the specified time period elapses, only strong forms of authentication can be used to unlock the device or work profile.

PasswordQuality

Password quality requirements.

Note:

  • Complexity-based requirements are COMPLEXITY_LOW, COMPLEXITY_MEDIUM and COMPLEXITY_HIGH.
  • An instance of PasswordRequirements is said to be device-scoped if it has passwordScope set to SCOPE_DEVICE.
  • Complexity-based requirements can only be specified in a device-scoped instance of PasswordRequirements.
  • If passwordPolicies has a device-scoped element with passwordQuality set to a complexity-based value, then it must also have another device-scoped element with passwordQuality set to a non-complexity-based value. In this case, only the complexity-based value applies to personally owned work profile devices on Android 12 and above, and only the non-complexity-based value applies on all other devices.
  • A non-complexity-based device-scoped requirement applied on personally owned work profile devices on Android 12 and above will be treated as the next strictest complexity-based requirement for application. This may lead to a slight discrepancy between the requested requirements and the applied requirements.
  • See appliedPasswordPolicies for which password requirements are actually taking effect on the device.
Enums
PASSWORD_QUALITY_UNSPECIFIED There are no password requirements.
BIOMETRIC_WEAK

The device must be secured with a low-security biometric recognition technology, at minimum. This includes technologies that can recognize the identity of an individual that are roughly equivalent to a 3-digit PIN (false detection is less than 1 in 1,000).

This, when applied on personally owned work profile devices on Android 12 device-scoped, will be treated as COMPLEXITY_LOW for application. See PasswordQuality for details.

SOMETHING

A password is required, but there are no restrictions on what the password must contain.

This, when applied on personally owned work profile devices on Android 12 device-scoped, will be treated as COMPLEXITY_LOW for application. See PasswordQuality for details.

NUMERIC

The password must contain numeric characters.

This, when applied on personally owned work profile devices on Android 12 device-scoped, will be treated as COMPLEXITY_MEDIUM for application. See PasswordQuality for details.

NUMERIC_COMPLEX

The password must contain numeric characters with no repeating (4444) or ordered (1234, 4321, 2468) sequences.

This, when applied on personally owned work profile devices on Android 12 device-scoped, will be treated as COMPLEXITY_MEDIUM for application. See PasswordQuality for details.

ALPHABETIC

The password must contain alphabetic (or symbol) characters.

This, when applied on personally owned work profile devices on Android 12 device-scoped, will be treated as COMPLEXITY_HIGH for application. See PasswordQuality for details.

ALPHANUMERIC

The password must contain both numeric and alphabetic (or symbol) characters.

This, when applied on personally owned work profile devices on Android 12 device-scoped, will be treated as COMPLEXITY_HIGH for application. See PasswordQuality for details.

COMPLEX

The password must meet the minimum requirements specified in passwordMinimumLength, passwordMinimumLetters, passwordMinimumSymbols, etc. For example, if passwordMinimumSymbols is 2, the password must contain at least two symbols.

This, when applied on personally owned work profile devices on Android 12 device-scoped, will be treated as COMPLEXITY_HIGH for application. In this case, the requirements in passwordMinimumLength, passwordMinimumLetters, passwordMinimumSymbols, etc are not applied. See PasswordQuality for details.

COMPLEXITY_LOW

Define the low password complexity band as:

  • pattern
  • PIN with repeating (4444) or ordered (1234, 4321, 2468) sequences

This sets the minimum complexity band which the password must meet.

Enforcement varies among different Android versions, management modes and password scopes. See PasswordQuality for details.

COMPLEXITY_MEDIUM

Define the medium password complexity band as:

  • PIN with no repeating (4444) or ordered (1234, 4321, 2468) sequences, length at least 4
  • alphabetic, length at least 4
  • alphanumeric, length at least 4

This sets the minimum complexity band which the password must meet.

Enforcement varies among different Android versions, management modes and password scopes. See PasswordQuality for details.

COMPLEXITY_HIGH

Define the high password complexity band as:

On Android 12 and above:

  • PIN with no repeating (4444) or ordered (1234, 4321, 2468) sequences, length at least 8
  • alphabetic, length at least 6
  • alphanumeric, length at least 6

This sets the minimum complexity band which the password must meet.

Enforcement varies among different Android versions, management modes and password scopes. See PasswordQuality for details.

PasswordPolicyScope

Scope that the password requirement applies to.

Enums
SCOPE_UNSPECIFIED The scope is unspecified. The password requirements are applied to the work profile for work profile devices and the whole device for fully managed or dedicated devices.
SCOPE_DEVICE The password requirements are only applied to the device.
SCOPE_PROFILE The password requirements are only applied to the work profile.

RequirePasswordUnlock

The length of time after a device or work profile is unlocked using a strong form of authentication (password, PIN, pattern) that it can be unlocked using any other authentication method (e.g. fingerprint, trust agents, face). After the specified time period elapses, only strong forms of authentication can be used to unlock the device or work profile.

Enums
REQUIRE_PASSWORD_UNLOCK_UNSPECIFIED Unspecified. Defaults to USE_DEFAULT_DEVICE_TIMEOUT.
USE_DEFAULT_DEVICE_TIMEOUT The timeout period is set to the device’s default.
REQUIRE_EVERY_DAY The timeout period is set to 24 hours.