Overall, Windows Hello proves handy at times but it causes some inconvenience on occasions too and “Your organization requires a new PIN” is the topic of many complaints. In most of the cases, PIN expiration is the root of the problem and the best solution is to create a new PIN. In addition to that, it won’t hurt to consider disabling PIN expiration. Continue reading to be able to address the issue and put Windows Hello to good use.
What Might Have Gone Wrong
Your PIN Has Expired
The expiration of the PIN usually triggers the message from your organization requesting you to change your PIN. Remember that even PINs have expiration dates which are set when creating one, usually in days. Once the expiration date passes, it’s logical that you’ll start seeing the message that tells you to create a new PIN as a security measure.
Your PIN Doesn’t Meet Organization Requirements
All organization value security and they put in measures to ensure that their data is protected from prying third parties. One of the common steps taken is regularly updating the requirement for a PIN. That keeps each of the PINs used by employees secured and can’t be easily guessed. When the PIN requirement of your organization gets updated and your PIN does not meet the updated requirement, you should be asked to create a new PIN.
A List Of Solutions
Create A New PIN
Once it comes to “Your organization requires a new PIN”, you should be able to dismiss the message by creating a new PIN. Of course, you should keep the PIN requirement of your organization in mind as you create the new PIN. For instance, the minimum length of the PIN (not less than six digits), no pattern (123456) and so on.
Disable PIN Expiration
Via Registry Editor
- Step 1: Press Win+R to open the Run dialog box.
- Step 2: Type regedit then click OK to open Registry Editor.
- Step 3: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\PassportForWork\PINComplexity
- Step 4: Locate Expiration DWORD, right-click it and click Delete. Hit Yes to confirm.
- Step 5: Close Registry Editor, restart your computer and see how things turn out.
Note: You fail to find PassportForWork/PINComplexity? In that case, here is what you must do: For PassportFor Work, right-click Microsoft key, hover your mouse over New and pick Key. Proceed to type PassportForWork then hit Enter. For PINComplexity, right-click on PassportForWork key, hover your mouse over New and pick Key. After you finish, type PINComplexity then hit Enter.
Via Group Policy
- Step 1: Press Windows key, type Edit Group Policy and hit enter to open Local Group Policy.
- Step 2: Navigate to Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates\System\PIN Complexity
- Step 3: Locate Expiration then double-click it.
- Step 4: Set it as either Disabled or Not configured to disable PIN expiration. Next, hit OK.
- Step 5: Close Local Group Policy Editor, restart your computer and determine whether the issue persists.
How Does Windows Hello PIN Work?
Windows Hello PIN is a great way to keep your data secure while still being able to access it quickly and easily. It uses a unique PIN that you create to log into your device. All you have to do is enter your PIN, and you’re in! Windows Hello PIN is also very secure, as it is ‘device specific .’What this means is that your PIN can only be used on the device that you set it up on. This means that even if someone has your PIN, it won’t serve him/her any good unless he/she gets a hold of your physical device.
How Do I Remove PIN On Windows 10?
- Step 1: Open Start menu then hit the cog icon to open Settings.
- Step 2: Select Accounts, look to the left and choose Sign-in option.
- Step 3: Hit Windows Hello PIN, click Remove and pick Remove.