Configuring the password on Android devices

17 May 2024

ID 124704

You can configure the device unlock password only if Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android has been set as the device administrator.

You can impose restrictions on user activity on the device if the unlock password is weak (for example, lock the device). You can impose restrictions by using the Compliance Control component. To do so, in the scan rule settings, you must select the Unlock password is not compliant with security requirements criterion.

On certain Samsung devices running Android 7.0 or later, when the user attempts to configure unsupported methods for unlocking the device (such as a graphical password), the device may be locked if the following conditions are met: Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Android removal protection is enabled and screen unlock password strength requirements are set. To unlock the device, you must send a special command to the device.

To set the unlock password on Android devices:

  1. Open Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Management Console.
  2. Select the Security managementSecurity profiles section.

    The Security profiles section contains a list of security profiles configured in Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud.

  3. In the list, select the security profile for the devices on which you want to configure the unlock password.
  4. Click the link with the profile name to open the security profile properties window.

    The security profile properties window displays settings available for all devices.

  5. In the Android group, select the Security settings section.
  6. Switch the toggle button to Screen lock is enabled.
  7. Click the Settings link below the Screen lock is enabled toggle button.

    The password settings page opens.

  8. In the drop-down list, select the minimum number of characters in the unlock password.

    You can select 4, 8, 12, or 16 characters.

  9. If necessary, select the Allow use of fingerprints for screen unlock check box.

    This check box is cleared by default.

  10. Click the Save button.

After you apply a security profile on the device, Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud checks it for an unlock password and tests the strength of the password. If no unlock password is set on the device or if the password strength does not meet the requirements, the user receives a notification that prompts him or her to set or change the password.

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