When registering new users, administrators assign a password strength to the user’s Notes ID file. This setting is stored in the user’s ID file and is enforced by the client software when the users changes their passwords. Prior to R5, password strength was based on the length of the password. Beginning with R5, this feature was enhanced to use a password quality algorithm, instead of relying solely on password length. The algorithm was designed to encourage users to choose better passwords to protect their ID files.
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