Office 365 Password Expiry Admin Centre

In Office 365 and Exchange Online the simplest and easiest place to change the expiry term for passwords is in the Admin Centre. The expiry term is set at 90 days by default, with a default 14 day notice prior to the expiry. You can also disable password expiry, however as always, this is not recommended.

  1. Select Settings on the left:
    Office 365 Password Expiry Admin Centre
  2. Select Security and privacy. Click Edit password policy on this page:
    Office 365 Password Expiry Settings
  3. Make your changes to expiry time and notification time, or disable expiry entirely. Click Save:
    Office 365 Password Expiry Security & Privacy

And that’s it, all done. There are other ways to change these settings, including via the Azure control panel or using PowerShell with either Office 365 Exchange Online or Azure.

The PowerShell method to set Office 365 and Exchange Online password policy expiry settings is:

Set-MsolPasswordPolicy -DomainName -NotificationDays 14 -ValidityPeriod 90

The PowerShell method to display password expiry policy in Office 365 and Exchange Online:

Get-MsolPasswordPolicy –DomainName


-DomainName: is the domain you wish to manage

-NotificationDays: are the number of days notification prior to expiry

-ValidityPeriod: are the number of days passwords can be valid for

Additional PowerShell methods to set individual user password options can be found in this post.

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