Password control for Dropbox Business

This article discusses a feature that is only available via early access for Dropbox Business teams. If you’d like to use this feature, you can enable it and get started.

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Password control helps team admins keep their Dropbox Business account secure by requiring team members to set strong passwords. Password control is available for teams on Education, Advanced, or Enterprise Dropbox Business plans.

To turn on password control:

  1. Navigate to the admin console.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click Passwords.
  4. Below Password Control, select Very strong.

Note: Password control is available to Dropbox Business teams on an Education, Advanced, or Enterprise plan.

Changing the password strength will require all team members to create new passwords that meet the password control setting. Team members will be notified via email, and signed out of any web sessions. They'll be required to create new passwords when they sign in.

Note: Linked devices will not be affected.

Learn more about resetting your Dropbox password.

The "Moderate" and "Very strong" password settings

Dropbox has built a tool to recognize password strength. The tool compares passwords against a database of words, names, patterns, and numbers that are commonly used as passwords. If the password that a user tries to enter is common, the tool prompts them to enter something more unique and difficult to guess.

Using the Very strong setting will ensure the highest level of account security for teams.

Learn more about how Dropbox uses our technology to keep accounts secure.

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