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For accounts using password authentication, the Cisco ISE must enforce a minimum 15-character password length.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-242645 CSCO-NM-000400 SV-242645r714245_rule Medium
Password complexity, or strength, is a measure of the effectiveness of a password in resisting attempts at guessing and brute-force attacks. Password length is one factor of several that helps to determine strength and how long it takes to crack a password. The shorter the password, the lower the number of possible combinations that need to be tested before the password is compromised. Use of more characters in a password helps to exponentially increase the time and/or resources required to compromise the password.
Cisco ISE NDM Security Technical Implementation Guide 2021-09-27


Check Text ( C-45920r714243_chk )
Verify the min-password length is set to 15.

Show password policy

If the Cisco ISE password policy is not configured to require a minimum 15-character password length, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-45877r714244_fix)
Configure the password policy.

password-policy min-password-length 15