Password control for Dropbox team accounts

Updated Mar 25, 2024

Password control helps admins keep their Dropbox team account secure by requiring team members to set strong passwords. Password control is available to customers on Dropbox Advanced, Business Plus, Education, and Enterprise.

To turn on password control:

  1. Log in to with your admin credentials.
  2. Click Admin console.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Under Authentication, click Password control.
  5. Click Passwords.
  6. Below Password Control, select Very strong.

Changing the password strength requires all team members to create new passwords that meet the password control setting. Team members will be notified via email, and logged out of any web sessions. They're required to create new passwords when they log in.

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Note: Team members remain logged in to any devices linked to their accounts.

The "Moderate" and "Very strong" password settings

Dropbox built a tool to recognize password strength. The tool compares passwords against a database of words, names, patterns, and numbers that are commonly used as passwords. If the password that a user tries to enter is common, the tool prompts them to enter something more unique and difficult to guess.

Using the Very strong setting ensures the highest level of account security for teams.

Learn more about how Dropbox uses our technology to keep accounts secure.

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