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2167561 - Changes to rule values in Password policy not reflected in password setup instructions

Symptom

You have made changes to to a rule value in the password policy configuration file in your Learning instance, The new value works, however you do not see the actual value change within the Rules instructions.

Environment

  • Cloud HCM Learning

Reproducing the Issue

  1. For example, In System Admin -> Configuration -> System Configuration -> PASSWORD_POLICY, you have set  rules.PasswordLengthRule.minPasswordLength=1 and Applied Changes

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  1. After that change is made, you go to System Admin -> Configuration -> User Passwords and you still see the default message "The length of the password must be between 8 and 40 characters"

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Cause

What controls the message itself is the Label and how that is setup. The label can be hardcoded or you can take in values set in the Password Policy configuration. Using the same example above, If you have set rules.PasswordLengthRule.minPasswordLength=1 and see that the message still says "The length of the password must be between 8 and 40 characters." then this indicates that the label displaying this message is hardcoded.

Resolution

Keeping with the same example, the label controlling the message needs to be changed by doing the following:

  1. In the LMS Admin view, Open References -> Geography -> Labels

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  1. In the Labels search wizard, search for Label ID instruction.passwordvalidation.PasswordLengthRuleHint and click on edit

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  1. Under the Locales Tab, Scroll down to the relevent language. In this case we will use english. You will see the hardcoded Label value "The length of the password must be between 7 and 40 characters."

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  1. Change the label value to "The length of the password must be between {0} and {1} characters." This will pass through the values to what is set in the Paasword policy for the min and max length.
  2. Apply the changes.

When the above steps are done, you should see the changes in the PASSWORD_POLICY file reflected in the password instructions. The same applies to other Rule changes and associated labels.

Keywords

KBA , LOD-SF-LMS , SuccessFactors Learning , Problem

Product

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Attachments

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