Quickstart: Create a password compliance policy for Android devices

In this quickstart, you'll use Microsoft Intune to require your workforce's Android users to enter a password of a specific length before access is granted to information on their Android devices.

An Intune device compliance policy specifies the rules and settings that devices must meet to be considered compliant. You can use compliance policies with Conditional Access to allow or block access to company resources. You can also get device reports and take actions for non-compliance.

Important

In addition to password settings, you should also consider other system security settings to protect your workforce. For more information, see System security settings.

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Sign in to Intune

Sign in to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager Admin Center as a Global administrator or an Intune Service administrator.

Create a device compliance policy

Create a device compliance policy to require your workforce's Android users to enter a password of a specific length before access is granted to information on their Android devices.

  1. In Intune, select Devices > Compliance Policies > Create Policy.

  2. Add Android compliance as the Name. Also, add a Description.

  3. For Platform, select Android Enterprise.

  4. For Profile type, select Work profile.

  5. Select Settings > System Security to display the Android System Security blade.

  6. For Require a password to unlock mobile devices, select Require.

  7. For Required password type, select At least numeric.

  8. For Minimum password length, enter 6.

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  9. When done, select OK > OK > Create to create the policy.

When you've successfully created the policy, it appears in your list of device complice policies.

Clean up resources

When no longer needed, delete the policy. To do so, select the compliance policy and click Delete.

Next steps

In this quickstart, you used Intune to create a compliance policy for your workforce's Android devices to require a password of at least six characters in length. For more information about creating compliance policies, see Get started with device compliance policies in Intune.

To follow this series of Intune quickstarts, continue to the next quickstart.