Does Microsoft 365 password expire?
By default, passwords are set to never expire in all Microsoft 365 organizations. However, it is advisable to change passwords regularly to bypass account compromises.
If password expiration policy is configured with certain number of days, users' passwords will expire based on their individual last password change dates.
You can set the password expiration policy by following the steps below.
- Login to the Microsoft 365 admin center.
- Go to tab.
- Click on 'Password expiration policy' under the Security & privacy tab.
- On the Password expiration policy page, uncheck the default checkbox to set password expiration policy in your organization.
- Set the desired number of days (between 14 to 730) and click Save. This determines the password expiration duration.
Also, admins must note that Microsoft Entra ID has default password policies to ensure strong and complex passwords, when users reset their passwords. Admins cannot modify these default policies. However, they can ban custom passwords in Microsoft 365 to restrict users from using common passwords like company name, branch name, department name, etc.
AdminDroid's 'Password Policy' report makes it easy for admins to track the validity days configured using the password expiration policy.
- This report provides password policies of multiple domains in your tenant with additional insights, including the number of policy-applied users, policy bypassed users, etc.
- By utilizing the Download button, admins can effortlessly export the report in their preferred format to their local system.