Configuring Common Policy Rules

This section explains the configurable options for policy rules affecting all Endpoint Encryption devices.

  1. Create a new Endpoint Encryption policy.

    See Creating a Policy.

  2. Click Common.

    The Common policy rules settings appear.

    Figure 1. Common Policy Rules
  3. Under Allow User to Uninstall, select Allow User (non-administrator) accounts to uninstall agent software to allow any Endpoint Encryption user to uninstall the agent.
    Note:

    By default, only Enterprise Administrator accounts can uninstall Endpoint Encryption agents.

  4. Under Lockout and Lock Device Actions, configure the following options:
    • Select Lock account after <number> days to specify the number of days that the Endpoint Encryption device locks if it does not synchronize policies.

    • Select Failed log on attempts allowed to specify how many times that a user can attempt to authenticate before the Endpoint Encryption device locks.

    • For Full Disk Encryption or File Encryption devices, separately configure the following:

      • Use Device locked action to specify whether the "Remote Authentication" or the "Erase" action occurs at lockout.

        Note:

        For information about lock options, see Account Lockout and Device Lock Actions

      • Use Number of minutes to lock device to specify the duration that time delay locks the Endpoint Encryption device from authentication

  5. Under Password, configure the following options:
    • Select Users must change password after <number> days to control when a user is prompted to update password.

    • Select Users cannot reuse the previous <number> passwords to specify how many previous passwords the user may reuse.

    • Select Number of consecutive characters allowed in a password to specify how many repeated characters a user may specify in the password.

    • Select Minimum length allowed for passwords to specify how many characters the user is required to use in the password.

  6. Under Password Requirements, specify the password character limitations.
    • Letters

    • Lowercase characters

    • Uppercase characters

    • Numbers

    • Symbols

    Important:

    The sum total of letters, numbers, and symbols cannot exceed 255 characters.