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User Account Policies Explained

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Passwordstate has a feature called "User Account Policies", which are similar to Windows Group Policies.  The idea being you create a series of rules or settings, and apply those to a group of users.  For most settings applied via a User Account Policy, the end user cannot override them in the User Interface.


To create a User Account Policy, go to Administration -> User Account Policies and click Add:



Give your policy a relevant name, and description:



Now choose the relevant setting you wish to impose on your users, and click Save.  In this example, I'll be changing the authentication option to Manual AD:



Now you should apply the User Account Policy to one or more users.  You can either choose individual users, or a security sroup.  In this example, I'll be selecting "All Users & Security Groups", and the next time anyone in Passwordstate logs in, they will be forced to use Manual AD Authentication.





When you have multiple User Account Policies,  you may come across a situation where the policies clash.  For example, you may have one policy which has Manual AD Authentication enabled for all users, and another policy that has Google authentication as the log in authentication type for a smaller group of users.  If both of these policies apply to the same user, then you can prioritize which policy takes precedence by dragging it lower in the "Order" column on the User Account Policy page.  


In this example below, the Manual AD Authentication policy will take priority over the Google policy:



We hope this helps and please explore all the differenet options within the User Account Policies.  There are many settings a that you can quickly apply to a group of users of your choice.





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