If you have ever tried to tweak the password policy in Office365 then you have likely encountered this warning.
Unfortunately, this restricts us to a password that can never be used for more than 730 days (2 years). Anything outside that range and you receive an error like the one above.
Does this mean that a password must expire?
Well, no, it does not have to.
Now password expiration is a best practice but, you may have a situation that necessitates having a more permanent password. One such example could be a service account for a network copier. The copier would use this account to perform scan-to-email functions. A user would scan a hardcopy of a document into the scanner and send it to email leveraging Office 365.
Most likely, you are never going to log with the scanner account. This means you will never see the expiration notice. You could set up a calendar reminder for yourself. You could also plaster your monitor with sticky notes. But, more than likely, your scan-to-email will break one day and leave you scratching your head as to why.
So, how do you set a password to never expire? The Admin Center gives you an error. So, what is left?[Read more…] about Office 365: Set Passwords To Never Expire