Where is Password Policy in Jira 7.1?

Hi all,

I need to put a password policy in place. Nothing fancy, but for now it's a free for all. I looked at the Jira 7.1 Server Documentation:


but those options don't exist.


Not under the cog dropdown menu

Not under 


Not under User Management


And yes, before anyone asks, I did [g+g+"password"] and got nothing.


So where is this elusive setting!?

It's probably also worth noting that I have confluence running on a separate server, and it is linked to Jira and user Jira for users, groups, and authentication. Not sure if this would effect Administrative options.

I'm really at a loss here, someone please help.

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Yeah, that document is wrong

Try Admin -> System -> Password Policy

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However, as it doesn't pop up in the search, it may be disabled in your system.


Yeah, it's missing from the "Security" subsection. Any idea how to enable it?

As far as I can remember, you either have to turn off the module that provides it in the system plugins, or implement a user directory that it can't control.  Are you using the internal directory, or something else?

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