The Cluster Manager supports password policies to ensure that passwords for local accounts match configurable security standards. Through a password policy, the system administrator can specify the minimum length of a password and can require that a password contain a mix of upper and lower case characters, digits, or symbols. Any changes to a policy will apply only when new passwords are created; previously created password will remain valid. In addition, the system administrator can define a maximum number of failed login attempts before the account is locked. When a user account has been locked, a message will appear on the login page, and the user will be asked to contact a system administrator. The system administrator can then change the password to unlock the user account.