Security Settings

Information on the security settings section
The options in the security section allows you to configure all things security, whether to keep users logged in, password rules and more.
A full configuration with all default values can be seen here:
"Umbraco": {
"CMS": {
"Security": {
"KeepUserLoggedIn": false,
"HideDisabledUsersInBackOffice": false,
"AllowPasswordReset": true,
"AuthCookieName": "UMB_UCONTEXT",
"AuthCookieDomain": "",
"AllowEditInvariantFromNonDefault": true,
"UsernameIsEmail": true,
"UserPassword": {
"RequiredLength": 10,
"RequireNonLetterOrDigit": false,
"RequireDigit": false,
"RequireLowercase": false,
"RequireUppercase": false,
"HashAlgorithmType": "PBKDF2.ASPNETCORE.V3",
"MaxFailedAccessAttemptsBeforeLockout": 5
"MemberPassword": {
"RequiredLength": 10,
"RequireNonLetterOrDigit": false,
"RequireDigit": false,
"RequireLowercase": false,
"RequireUppercase": false,
"HashAlgorithmType": "PBKDF2.ASPNETCORE.V3",
"MaxFailedAccessAttemptsBeforeLockout": 5

Root level settings

At the root level of security you can configure the following

Keep user logged in

If set to false a user will be logged out after a specific amount of time has passed with no activity, you can specify this time span in the global settings with the TimeOut key.

Hide disabled users in backoffice

If this is set to "true" it's not possible to see disabled users, which means it's not possible to re-enable their access to the backoffice again. It also means you can't create an identical username if the user was disabled by a mistake.

Allow password reset

The feature to allow users to reset their passwords if they have forgotten them. By default, this is enabled but if you'd prefer to not allow users to do this it can be disabled at both the UI and API level by setting this value to "false".
The authentication cookie which is set in the browser when a backoffice user logs in, and defaults to UMB_UCONTEXT.
The authentication cookie which is set in the browser when a backoffice user logs in is automatically set to the current domain.

Allow Edit Invariant From Non-Default

Invariant properties are properties on a multilingual site that are not varied by culture, which means it shared the same value across all languages added to the website.
When the setting is set to false the invariant properties that are shared between all languages can only be edited from the default language. This means you need access to the default language, in order to edit the property.
When set to true (default) the invariant properties will need to be unlocked before they can be edited. The lock exists in order to make it clear that this change will affect more languages.

Username is email

This setting specifies whether the username and email address are separate fields in the backoffice editor. When set to "false", you can specify an email address and username, only the username can be used to log on. When set to "true" (the default value) the username is hidden and always the same as the email address.

User password settings

This section lets you define the password rules for users.

Required length

Specifies the minimum length a user password is allowed to be.

Require non letter or digit

Requires a users password to contain at least one character which is not a letter or a digit if enabled.

Require digit

Requires a users password to contain at least one digit if enabled.

Require lowercase

Requires a users password to contain at least on lowercase letter if enabled.

Max failed access attempts before lockout

Specifies the max amount of failed password attempts is allowed before the user is locked out of the site.

Hash algorithm type

Allows you to specify what hashing algorithm should be used to store the users password.
Options are:
  • "HMACSHA256"
  • "HMACSHA1"

Member password settings

This section allows you to define the password rules for members. This section is identical to the one for users.