Removal of the 16-character limit for passwords in Azure AD

Published May 14 2019 12:00 PM 37.4K Views

Howdy folks, 

 

Many of you have been reminding us that we still have a 16-character password limit for accounts created in Azure AD. While our on-premises Windows AD allows longer passwords and passphrases, we previously didn’t have support for this for cloud user accounts in Azure AD.  

 

Today, I am pleased to announce that we have changed this limit, allowing you to set a password with up to 256 characters, including spaces. You can see more details on password requirements in our password policy documentation. 

 

 

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If you have questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to us on Azure AD UserVoice. 

 

Best regards, 

 

Alex Simons (Twitter: @Alex_A_Simons)

Vice President of Program Management

Microsoft Identity Division

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