Jama default authentication

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Jama default authentication

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This feature requires user to be logged in as System Admin (root).

The default authentication uses a username and password stored within the Jama database. User passwords are encrypted before they are stored in the database.


To update your default authentication properties, log into Jama as the System Admin and navigate to System Properties > Authentication Properties > Jama. You have the ability to update the following settings.

Enable Default Jama Authentication: In order to use LDAP or Crowd, this field must be unchecked. This feature is enabled by default.
Enable "Forgotten Password" functionality: This feature allows users who forgot their password to change their password without notifying the system administrator. Any new passwords are required to meet the minimum password strength defined by the set password requirements.
Allow users to change their username: Selecting this option will allow the user to change their username through the My Profile functionality.
Password Requirements: This section sets the password strength required for all future passwords. New user passwords must meet the required password strength to be saved.This will not affect any passwords currently set up in the system.
Password Minimum Length: This field displays the minimum length requirement for any passwords. The default minimum password length is 6.
Password Strength Requirement: Descriptions can be found next to the pick list under Password Requirements. These descriptions will be displayed to the user when they are changing their password. Jama defaults to Weak.