|Platform: macosx10.10||Date: (C)2015-06-23 (M)2017-11-21|
Set Minimum Password Length to 15 Characters
The minimum password length must be set to 15 characters. Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks. Password length is one factor of several that helps to determine strength and how long it takes to crack a password. The use of more characters in a password helps to exponentially increase the time and/or resources required to compromise the password.
Minimum password length
To check the currently applied policies for password and accounts, use the following command:
sudo system_profiler SPConfigurationProfileDataType | grep minLength
The parameter minLength should be '15'. If it is less than '15', this is a finding.
|NIST||IA-5 (1) (a)|
|SCAP Repo OVAL Definition||oval:org.secpod.oval:def:25108|