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  5. Resetting the Password for Logging In to an ECS
  6. Application Scenarios

Application Scenarios

Reset the password for logging in to an ECS if:

  • The password is lost.
  • The password has expired.


Table 1 shows the ECS password complexity requirements.

Table 1 Password complexity requirements



Example Value


  • Consists of 8 characters to 26 characters.
  • Contains at least three of the following character types:
    • Uppercase letters
    • Lowercase letters
    • Numerals
    • Special characters:



  • Cannot contain the username or the username in reverse.
  • Cannot contain more than two characters in the same sequence as they appear in the username. (This requirement applies only to Windows ECSs.)