Require special characters

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

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

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


Supported on: At least Windows 10 Server or Windows 10
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\PassportForWork\PINComplexity
Value NameSpecialCharacters
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value2

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