Username and password
10.2.1. Username and password authentication

Username and password authentication can be used as a simple authentication method. It is usually considered a weak authentication scheme because the credentials are static, i.e. they are the same for multiple logins.

In many cases, username and password are combined with a 2nd authenticator factor to form a strong 2-factor authentication scheme.

IAM supports the following password-related concepts:

  • Password repositories
  • Secure password hashing
  • Password policies
  • Password change self-service (mandatory and voluntary)
  • Password reset self-service
  • Password management for helpdesk/user admin
  • Password letter generation
  • End-to-end password encryption

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