AUTH-9282 - Passwords (expire date)

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Description

Passwords are the main key to access an account, related services and information. Therefore they need to be protected via means of a strong password and password expiry. This particular test found passwords without an expire date. Depending on the sensitivity of the information on this machine, check if this appropriate and according to the security policy.

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