Manage and monitor password strength

You can help protect your users' accounts by managing and monitoring the strength of their passwords. You can set length requirements to prevent users from creating passwords that are too short. And you can monitor the strength of each user's password to identify passwords that meet your length requirement but aren't secure in other ways.

Help your users choose strong passwords by sharing our password selection tips.
Set password length requirements
  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
  2. From the dashboard, click Security > Basic settings.
  3. In the Password strength section, select a minimum and maximum length for your users' passwords.

    The Admin console requires passwords to be at least eight characters.

  4. Click Save changes.
Monitor each user's password strength

View the length of each user's password along with a graph showing its relative strength based on other criteria. The graph's indicators can assess password strength upon user login. The indicators change over time in relation to your password length requirements and common passwords known to be vulnerable.

  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console.
  2. From the dashboard, click Security > Password monitoring.