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Set the password expiration policy for your organisation

As an admin, you can make user passwords expire after a certain number of days, or set passwords to never expire. By default, passwords are set to never expire.

Only Office 365 global admins can perform these steps.

  1. Go to the   . 

  2. In the Office 365 admin center, go to Settings > Security and privacy. If you aren't an Office 365 global admin, you won't see the Security and privacy option.

  3. Click Edit.

  4. If you don't want users to have to change passwords, set Passwords never expire to On.

  5. If you want user passwords to expire, in the first box type how often passwords should expire. Choose a number of days from 14 to 730.

  6. In the second box type when users are notified that their password will expire, and then click Save. Choose a number of days from 1 to 30.

  7. When the user's password expires, they'll get a notification that appears in the lower right corner of their screen.