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Enforce Passcode Profile (Android for Work )

Setting a passcode policy requires your end users to enter a passcode, providing a first layer of defense for sensitive data on devices.

To create a device passcode profile:

  1. Navigate to Devices > Profiles & Resources > Profiles > Add > Add Profile > Android.

  2. Select Android for Work.
  3. Configure the General profile settings as appropriate.

    These settings determine how the profile deploys and who receives it. For more information on General settings, see Add General Profile Settings.

  4. Configure the Passcode settings:

    Settings Description
      Work Passcode
    Enable Work Passcode Policy Enable to apply passcode policies only to Android for Work badged apps.
    Minimum Passcode Length Ensure passcodes are appropriately complex by setting a minimum number of characters.
    Passcode Content

    Ensure the passcode content meets your security requirements by selecting Any, Numeric, Alphanumeric, Alphabetic, or Complex from the drop-down menu.

    Maximum Number of Failed Attempts Specify the number of attempts allowed before the device is wiped.
    Maximum Passcode Age (days) Specify the maximum number of days the passcode can be active.
    Passcode History Set the number of times a passcode must be changed before a previous passcode can be used again.
    Device Lock Timeout Range (in Minutes) Set the period of inactivity before the device screen locks automatically.
    Device Passcode
    Enable Device Passcode Policy Apply passcode policies for the device enrolled with a Work Profile. This passcode will need to be entered to unlock the device and can be applied in addition to the work passcode. For Work Managed devices, this passcode policy is applied to the device.
    Minimum Passcode Length

    Ensure the passcode content meets your security requirements by selecting Any, Numeric, Alphanumeric, Alphabetic, or Complex from the drop-down menu.

    Passcode Content  
    Maximum Number of Failed Attempts Specify the number of attempts allowed before the device is wiped.
    Maximum Passcode Age (days) Specify the maximum number of days the passcode can be active.
    Passcode History Set the number of times a passcode must be changed before a previous passcode can be used again.
    Device Lock Timeout Range (in Minutes) Set the period of inactivity before the device screen locks automatically.

    The following settings apply if you select Complex from the Passcode Content text box.

    Setting Description
    Maximum Number of Failed Attempts Specify the number of attempts allowed before the device is wiped.
    Minimum Number of Letters Specify the number of letters that can be included in the passcode.
    Minimum Number of Lower Case Letters Specify the number of lowercase letters allowed in the passcode.
    Minimum Number of Upper Case Letters Specify the number of uppercase letters allowed in the passcode.
    Minimum Number of Non-Letters Specify the number of special characters allowed in the passcode.
    Minimum Number of Numerical Digits Specify the number of numerical digits allowed in the passcode.
    Minimum Number of Symbols Specify the number of symbols allowed in the passcode.
    Maximum Passcode Age (days) Set the maximum number of days the passcode can be active.
  1. Select Save & Publish to assign the profile to associated devices.