The Password Strength and Management for Common Criteria feature is used to specify password policies and security mechanisms
for storing, retrieving, and providing rules to specify user passwords.
For local users, the user profile and the password information with the key parameters are stored on the Cisco device, and
this profile is used for local authentication of users. The user can be an administrator (terminal access) or a network user
(for example, PPP users being authenticated for network access).
For remote users, where the user profile information is stored in a remote server, a third-party authentication, authorization,
and accounting (AAA) server may be used for providing AAA services, both for administrative and network access.