In the Office 365 Admin Panel, one searches in vain for a checkbox to set the password policy "Password never expires". The question whether a password should be set to "never expires" or not is security-relevant and everyone has to take responsibility themselves.
The settings must be made via PowerShell . To do this, the following tools must be installed locally on a Windows computer:
I did this on Windows 8.1, had a few problems with the versions to that extent....
The following tools finally led to success:
- Microsoft Onlie Services Sing-In Assistant for IT Professionals Beta
- Online Services Module for Windows PowerShell (64-bit)
The order of installation is important. Please note whether 32bit or 64 bit version. Windows 8 is always 64 bit.
The system must be rebooted at least 1x. With me it needed 2 reboots.
Start Powershell and execute the following command:
Import modules MsOnline
Then the following command:
A prompt for the user name and password appears. Enter here the e-mail address of a global administrator and his password.
Password never expires Change settings with command line command
To see the password never expires settings of all users execute the following command:
Get-MSOLUser | Select UserPrincipalName, PasswordNeverExpires
False = Expires, True = Never expires
If the settings are to be made globally for all users, execute the following command:
Get-MSOLUser | Set-MSOLUser -PasswordNeverExpires $true
The following command can be executed for a single user. Replace USER ALIAS:
Set-MsolUser -UserPrincipalName BENUTZERALIAS -PasswordNeverExpires $true
$false logically undo the whole thing