Cloud Confluence - Set password policy

I am reading the documentation on how to edit the "Password policy" in confluence.

https://confluence.atlassian.com/cloud/set-password-requirements-744721633.html
In the text it says that, after making changes to the policy i can manually do a "reset all passwords now".
But what happens if i do not do a "reset", when will the user be affected by the change? 

When they change their password next time ? 

Another question:
If we have the password expire setting set to never, and the users that have the "keep me logged in function" active, then they would never be promoted to renew there password again, even if we changed the expiration-date to a number of days?

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Hey Kristina,

So, after you change your policy you will need to click on 'Reset All Passwords Now' to ensure that users will be prompted to change their passwords on the next login and get the policy applied. If you don't hit the button, they will only get the policy applied to their accounts after they manually attempt to change their password upon their will.

For the users who chosen the Keep me logged in option on the site login screen, they'll be forced to update their password after their login period expires (every 30 days) when there are policy changes, even though you have the setup of never expiring passwords.

It is also worth to check security plugins at the Marketplace in case you intend to go further in terms of security, which is always good.  

Have a good one!

Thanks for the answer Marcelo!

Hey Kristina,

You are welcome, I am actually glad that it helped you somehow! :D

Have a wonderful week ahead.

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