Maximize Security with Strong Passwords
Administrators, have you ever considered how many users on your ShoreTel system are using weak voicemail and login passwords like "1234" that are never updated? Easily guessed passwords put senstive corporate information at risk by making it easy for hackers to break into user accounts. Protect your company against malicious intent by enforcing stronger passwords system-wide!
To enforce stronger password requirements as a System Administrator:
1. Increase minimum password length:
a. In ShoreWare Director, select Administration > System Parameters > Other
b. Under Passwords, change the setting for “Min Voice Mail Password Length” as desired
c. Under Passwords, change the setting for “Min Client Password Length” (for Call Manager login) as desired
d. Click the Save button
2. Force employees to change passwords more often:
a. In ShoreWare Director, select Administration > Users > Class of Service
b. Under Voice Mail Permissions, select one of the categories (e.g., “Large Mail Box”)
c. Make sure that the “Lifespan of Voicemail Password” box is checked
d. If desired, modify the number of days setting next to "Lifespan of Voicemail Password"
e. If needed, modify the “Days in Advance of Password Expiration Before Warning” setting to change when users will be notified that their password is about to expire
f. Click the Save button and repeat for remaining categories under Voice Mail Permissions
Having trouble? Don't hesitate to contact us! (914) 761-1313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.