The default password policy states that all user passwords should contain at least 8 characters and at least one letter and a digit. This can be changed and made more complex in the Settings page, on the Security tab. For more information, see the Settings Description topic.
SecureAppSettings section of the
Web.config file. To see how this can be done, please see the Encrypting Web.config Sections topic.
The auto-complete feature available in most web browsers is not completely safe. To make sure that nobody can discover your Orchestrator login password, it is recommended that you disable the aforementioned functionality in your preferred browser.
If you are using Internet Explorer 11:
- In Internet Explorer, click Tools > Internet Options. The Internet Options window is displayed.
- In the Content tab, select Settings. The AutoComplete Settings window is displayed.
- Clear the User names and passwords on forms check box.
- Click OK. Your settings are saved.
Change the default system administrator password (that was communicated to you by our team). You can do this by editing the user profile information. For more information, see Managing tenants.
When you first log in to Orchestrator, do not select the Remember Me password. This helps you log out of the current session every time.
By default, the authorization cookie expires after 60 minutes. You can limit this time by changing the value of the
Auth.Cookie.Expire parameter, in the
While enforcing an HTTPS connection is important, just as important is to have an SSL certificate from a trusted provider.
Additionally, you can remove the HTTP binding:
- Open IIS.
- In the Connections panel, navigate to the Sites folder.
- Click the Orchestrator site. The Actions panel is updated accordingly.
- Click Bindings. The Site Bindings window is displayed.
- Click the HTTP binding and then Remove. The HTTP binding has been deleted.
We recommend adding security caching directives, so as to hide sensitive information that may be displayed in HTTP headers. Ideally, all responses should return the following HTTP headers:
Cache-control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate,private,s-maxage=0 Pragma: no-cache
To add these headers, just add them to the
Web.config file, in the
customHeaders section, in the following format:
<add name="Cache-control" value="s-maxage=0"/>