Removal of the 16-character limit for passwords in Azure AD
Published May 14 2019 12:00 PM 41.7K 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. 




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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