Require special characters

Use this policy setting to configure the use of special characters in the Microsoft Passport for PIN. Allowable special characters are: ! " # $ % & ' ( ) * + , - . / : ; < = > ? @ [ \ ] ^ _ ` { | } ~ .

If you enable this policy setting, Microsoft Passport for Work requires users to include at least one special character in their PIN.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Microsoft Passport for Work does not allow users to use special characters in their PIN.

Supported on: At least Windows 10 Server or Windows 10
Special characters:


  1. Allow
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\PassportForWork\PINComplexity
    Value NameSpecialCharacters
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Required
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\PassportForWork\PINComplexity
    Value NameSpecialCharacters
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Disallow
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\PassportForWork\PINComplexity
    Value NameSpecialCharacters
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2


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