User passwords can be forced to be more complex now

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This enhancement is added by 2022 Product Update 2 (PU2), but PU1 is required prior to installing PU2, so all the new tables are properly installed. 

An advanced option is available for passwords. This feature will require Sage 300 users to create stronger and more complex passwords. This function will require users to create a password that is a minimum of 8 characters and with at least one of each of the following:

  • Upper case letter.
  • Lower case letter.
  • Number.
  • Special character (such as * or #).

This enhanced option can be selected in Database Setup, Security, Require complex passwords. 


Once you start using the new feature, things may get a bit complicated if a reinstallation is required. There are a couple of reinstallation options (with Shared Data in place) to consider.

Perform in the following order if reinstalling with PU2:

  1. Uninstall Sage 300 2022.
  2. Reinstall Sage 300 2022.
  3. Install PU2 (will have login issues if no PU or PU1 is installed). 

Perform in the following order if reinstalling prior to PU2:

  1. Before uninstalling, set the Sage 300 Security back to simple by unselecting the Require complex passwords option.
  2. Set all users’ passwords back to a simple format.
  3. Uninstall Sage 300 2022.
  4. Install the desired PU or no PU