Password Policy for Palo Alto Networks SSO

Password Policy for Palo Alto Networks SSO

Created On 04/19/22 18:03 PM - Last Modified 06/05/23 22:31 PM


  1. What is the password policy for Palo Alto Networks SSO (non-Federal customers)




  • Palo Alto Networks password policy enforces minimum password complexity including case sensitivity, number of characters, mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters, as well as reset restrictions,  reuse rules and auto lock after multiple  failed login attempts. 
  • Password must be a minimum of 11 characters, maximum 72 characters.    
  • Password must have at least one each of upper-case letters, lower-case letters, numbers, and special characters.
    • If password does not meet these requirements this error will display:
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  • Password minimum and maximum lifetime restrictions are enforced.
    • 1 day minimum
    • 365 days maximum
  • Password reuse is restricted for 10 generations
  • After 5 incorrect login attempts, the account will lock and auto-unlock after 15 minutes. 
    • A password reset by clicking "Forgot Password"  will unlock the account 
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