Office 365 - Manage Password Security

You have the option to enable password security for your Office 365 account. This disables basic authentication which helps to protect your mailbox from unauthorized access and protects your NetID password from credential stuffing, brute force and password spray cyberattacks.

Important: Disabling Password Security in Office 365 (email) is NOT recommended and should only be performed as required for use with non-Microsoft clients.

Wisc Account Administration Site


  1. Log into Wisc Account Administration site. If you have administrative access to other accounts or domains, select the account you want to manage.
  2. Click the "Office 365" tab in the left-hand column. It will be expanded.
  3. Choose Password Security. The following screen will be displayed:

    password security screen

  4. The default setting for accounts is "Enabled." Password security can only be disabled by an administrator.

Important: Normal time for this change to be reflected within Office 365 is about 30 minutes - but may take up to a few hours.

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