Password Max Age

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by mC, May 23, 2008.

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    mC Guest

    Anyone know why the previous recommendation was 42 days and not a round number?

    And now we have "default" 42 days and "recommended" 90 days...why did that
    change from 42 to 90 days?

    mC, May 23, 2008
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  2. 42 days is a logical number... in weeks (6).

    However - I like to think 42 was original chosen because it is the ultimate
    answer to life, the universe and everything... It's a much happier thought.

    You should not consider the default or recommendations beyond what they are
    (just numbers) and consider what makes sense for your environment. 6 weeks?
    6 months? 3 months? A year?
    Shenan Stanley, May 23, 2008
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