How To Configure Automatic Password Change In SharePoint 2016

I am writing this blog about how to configure an automatic password change in SharePoint 2016 or 2013. Here, I will be showing you the step by step procedure to configure the automatic password change setting, using Central Administrator.

Before starting, make sure that only the farm administrator can work on this, who has the proper rights to do it.
Given below are the steps to configure the same
  • Go to SharePoint Central Administration.

  • Here, select Security > General Security > Configure password change settings from the left side of the screen. Refer to the screenshot given below for more details and a live example.

  • Once you've clicked on the configure password, change the setting option and we will get a new wizard for the same.
  • We will get the first option in the Password Management Settings page, called Notification E-Mail Address section. Here, type an email of the person, where you want to be notified, whenever there is any password change/expiration.
  • Now, move to the next option. We will get Account Monitoring Process Settings section and enter some numeric value, which signifies the number of days prior to the password expiration that the email configured in the early step will receive a notification email.
  • In the next option, go to Automatic Password Change Settings section. Enter the numeric value matching to the number of seconds that the process of Automatic Password Change will cease prior to initiating the change.
  • Now, click OK to finish.
  • Thus, this was the complete process of how to configure SharePoint for an automatic password change. For more tips and advice on SharePoint, bookmark our blog and subscribe to our blog posts.
Below is the screen shot for the same


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