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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on May 25, 2020

Netcool Omnibus Object Server User Repository-Password enforcement policy

Our customer is using Omnibus object server as user repository. And wants to implement the following password enforcement policies.
1. Password history should be enforced for last 4 passwords not to be permitted.
2. Application should enforce password validity of <=90 days.
3. Application password should support 8 to 255 character length along with other complexity criteria for password.
4. Password accepted by the application shouldn't accept 3 or greater consecutive characters of User ID.
5. Password should be complex enough by enforcing user to enter password containing small, Capital characters, numeric (0-9) and special characters (like !@$#).
6. Application must enforce password change on first login.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 142619
RFE Product Jazz for Service Management (JazzSM)
  • Guest
    Apr 22, 2021

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Cloud
    Product family - Operations Management
    Product - Jazz for Service Management (JazzSM)
    Component - Administration
    Source - Other

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Cloud
    Product family - Operations Management
    Product - Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Objectserver
    Component - Product functionality
    Source -

  • Guest
    Apr 22, 2021

    JazzSM team started analyzing Point 6 (which is RFE on JazzSM). Will post status update on May-07-2021.

  • Guest
    Apr 22, 2021

    Requirements 1 - 5 of this RFE was delivered as APAR IJ30835 in Netcool/Omnibus 8.1.0 fix pack 25:


    - Configuring the ObjectServer for authentication

    - OMNIbus automations (see 'alert_user_to_old_passwords' trigger)

  • Guest
    Jun 26, 2020

    Business Justification:

    Application Protection is a must in today's world, password change policy should enforce the basis rule by which application & data could be protected.

    1) There are few eminent clients of Bharti whose resources have been integrated with Netcool using Object Server repository, Password enforcement for these eminent clients are must.
    2) Without password rules enforcement, application is quite vulnerable and unsafe.
    3) Need to expose Netcool over Internet, which makes it more vulnerable and hence definitely requires password rules enforcement.
    4) As per Bharti Security Information policy(Disclosure), this is fundamental to ensure no exposure of client data when application is accessed over internet.