GET /system/authorization/password_policies/{id}

Retrieves a single Password Policies that exist on the system

View a single Password Policies available on the system. A policy defines the requirements for passwords that are stored locally, and that will be enforced on login or while creating a new user, or while a user is updating their password.

Table 1. GET /system/authorization/password_policies/{id} resource details


Table 2. GET /system/authorization/password_policies/{id} request parameter details
Parameter Type Optionality Data Type MIME Type Description




Number (Integer)


Required. The ID of the Password Policy to retrieve. This can only be 1






Optional - Use this parameter to specify which fields you would like to get back in the response. Fields that are not named are excluded. Specify subfields in brackets and multiple fields in the same object are separated by commas.

Table 3. GET /system/authorization/password_policies/{id} response codes
HTTP Response Code Unique Code Description


The Password Policy was retrieved



When the ID parameter is not 1

Response Description

A single Password Policy object has the following fields:
  • id - Number - The ID of the Password Policy
  • minimum_length - The minimum length that passwords on the system must adhere to
  • variance_rules - Contains a subset of the following values: UPPER_CASE, LOWER_CASE, NUMBER, OTHER.
  • variance_rules_required_count - The number of variance_rules that must be met before a password is said to 'pass'. This must be a number between 0 and 4.
  • password_history_size - The number of password_expiry_intervals that passwords are remembered and not allowed to be reused. Must be greater than 0, or 'null'. For example, with a password_history_size of 3 and a password_expiry_interval of 90 (days), 270 days must pass before a password can be reused. If a user changes their password four times in one day, they still cannot use the first password because 270 days have not passed.
  • password_expiry_interval - The number of milliseconds before a password must be changed. Setting this field to 'null' means passwords never expire.
  • disallow_repeating_characters - Set this value to true to disallow more than 2 repeating characters. For example, "abbc" is allowed, where "abbbc" is not.

Response Sample

    "disallow_repeating_characters": true,
    "id": 42,
    "minimum_length": 42,
    "password_expiry_interval": 42,
    "password_history_size": 42,
    "variance_rules": [
        "String <one of: UPPER_CASE, LOWER_CASE, NUMBER, OTHER>"
    "variance_rules_required_count": 42