Staff Unique Password Requirements

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Staff passwords will check the new password using a configurable number (default value: 4) of previous passwords for uniqueness when a staff user is changing his/her password. This will prevent staff users from reusing a previous password or rotating through similar passwords. 

The default can be changed in the Customization Manager by changing the default value of the StaffPreviousPasswordCount key.


  • If the value is set to 4, then the user must have 4 unique passwords before an old password can be reused.
  • If the value is set to 0, the password will not be checked against the user's password history when updating the password.


  • All staff will need to change their Ares client password upon login, after the update.
  • The StaffPreviousPasswordCount, customization key has been added to the Customization table.


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