The Security Password feature prohibits unauthorized
access to the DEFINITY AUDIX system. It prevents nonsubscribers
from accessing confidential information, messages,
and lists. This feature incorporates the following security
- The system automatically disconnects callers who cannot
log in after three attempts.
- The system will lock a subscriber’s voice mailbox if the
system limit of consecutive login attempts is reached
(this limit is specified on the System-Parameters Features
screen). If the limit is exceeded, the system
administrator must unlock the mailbox using the Subscriber
- The system administrator can set Password Aging for all
passwords on the system which defines the number of
days a password is active before a subscriber must
enter a new password.
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The default system limit for consecutive
failed login attempts is
The maximum password length is
Passwords should be at least six
Subscribers should change their
passwords regularly to keep their
mailboxes secure. Password
Aging forces subscribers to
change their password when their
current password expires.
If Password Aging is active, the
system administrator can force
the expiration of the subscriber’s
Break-in attempts are logged and
displayed using the Admin Log
The Security Password feature has no requirements other than those of the
DEFINITY AUDIX system itself. Additional security measures are available with
the Security Password feature.
The system administrator can set up Password Aging for the system.
Password Aging is administrable on the System-Parameters Features
screen. The Password expiration interval specifies the number of days that
a subscriber’s password is active. When the password expires, the
subscriber must enter a new password. The Minimum Age before
Changes field allows system administrators to specify the minimum
number of days which must pass before subscribers can again change
their password after a successful change. This prevents subscribers from
changing their password, and then changing it back to its old value right
When Password Aging is active, anytime a system administrator adds a
subscriber or changes a subscriber’s password, the subscriber must log
in with the new, administered password. However, the subscriber is forced
to change the password immediately after logging in the first time.
If Password Aging is active, the system administrator can force the
expiration of a subscriber’s password by entering “e” in the Password field
of the Subscriber screen.
Whether Password Aging is active or not, the system administrator can
optionally set a minimum password length for extra security. If a minimum
password length is specified on the System-Parameters Features screen,
the system requires all subscribers who have shorter (invalid) passwords
to change them the next time they log in. It is a good idea for the system
administrator to define a password that is shorter than the minimum
password length when first setting up a mailbox for a subscriber. The
subscriber will have to change the password the first time he/she logs in.
If a subscriber fails to enter a valid password three times in a row, the
subscriber is disconnected and must dial in again. If an administrable
number of failed login attempts occurs, the subscriber is locked out of the
system until the administrator can release the login using the Subscriber
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