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Security and Password Best Practices

Use the following guide for password requirements across OWS software.

For more information on the OWS platform cybersecurity, reference the Cybersecurity article.

OpenEye Web Services (OWS)

NOTE: An Administrator can use the Settings > Security > Password Security section to change the password strength requirements. Specifically, you can change the minimum characters or require a minimum number of upper/lower case letters, numbers, or special characters.

  • The password must be at least 12 characters long.
  • The password must include upper and lower-case letters.
  • The password must include at least one digit 0-9.
  • The password must use a special character (!@#$%^&~)
Apex Server Software

Upon the first login to the Apex server software, login with the username ‘admin’ and password ‘1234’. The first-time wizard will prompt a password change using the below requirements:

  • Password must be 8-64 characters.
  • The password can be in upper case or lower-case letters
  • The password can have digits 0-9
  • The password can have the special characters (!@#$%^&)

NOTE: If running image version 2.2.1 using a # or a ! in the admin password may cause issues

Command Station Desktop Client

Upon first access to the Command Station software, you will login using Username: admin, password: 1234.

At this point you will be asked to change the admin password using the following rules

  • The password must be at least 12 characters.
  • The password can use upper or lower-case letters
  • The password can use digits 0-9
  • The password can use the special characters (!@#$%^&)

For more information on local Command Station log-ins, reference the Logging in Locally to Command Station FAQ

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