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V-56803

The operating system must allow the use of a temporary password for system logons with an immediate change to a permanent password.

Finding ID
SRG-OS-000380-GPOS-00165
Rule ID
SV-71063r1_rule
Severity
Cat II
CCE
(None)
Group Title
SRG-OS-000380-GPOS-00165
CCI
CCI-002041
Target Key
(None)
Documentable
No
Discussion

Without providing this capability, an account may be created without a password. Non-repudiation cannot be guaranteed once an account is created if a user is not forced to change the temporary password upon initial logon. Temporary passwords are typically used to allow access when new accounts are created or passwords are changed. It is common practice for administrators to create temporary passwords for user accounts which allow the users to log on, yet force them to change the password once they have successfully authenticated.

Fix Text

Configure the operating system to allow the use of a temporary password for system logons with an immediate change to a permanent password.

Check Content

Verify the operating system allows the use of a temporary password for system logons with an immediate change to a permanent password. If it does not, this is a finding.