Customizable password policies make it possible for you to configure the complexity requirements for passwords when encryption is used with WinZip. Parameters for minimum password length and a required mixture of characters are user definable. The types of characters that can be specified are upper and lower case, numerals, and symbols.
The security of your data depends not only on the strength of the encryption method but also on the strength of your password, including factors such as length and composition of the password. By setting a password policy, you can configure WinZip to disallow encrypting files with a password that does not meet the strength requirements you have defined.
To open the WinZip Options dialog:
- WinZip ribbon interface: Click WinZip Options in the Settings tab
- Legacy menus/toolbar: From the Options menu choose Configuration
With a WinZip Pro license, System Administrators in enterprise environments can customize and lock down the MSI installation of WinZip to install password policy requirements that meet their organization's needs for password complexity. Please see the Password Policy Properties section of the knowledgebase article regarding customizing the WinZip MSI file for more information.
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