Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-23

You can use the PIN Policy tab to view personal identification number (PIN) authentication of users who are connecting to Lync 2013 with IP Phones. To use PIN authentication, make sure that Enable PIN Authentication is selected in Web Service settings. For details, see Modify Existing Web Service Configuration Settings.

Follow these steps to modify a user-level or a site-level PIN policy.

To view information about a PIN policy in Lync Server Control Panel

  1. From a user account that is a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group (or has equivalent user rights), or assigned to the CsServerAdministrator or CsAdministrator role, log on to any computer that is in the network in which you deployed Lync Server 2013.

  2. Open a browser window, and then enter the Admin URL to open the Lync Server Control Panel. For details about the different methods you can use to start Lync Server Control Panel, see Open Lync Server Administrative Tools.

  3. In the left navigation bar, click Security and then click PIN Policy.

  4. On the PIN Policy page, click a policy, click Edit, and then click Show details.

Viewing PIN Policies by Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets

You can also view PIN policies by using Windows PowerShell and the Get-CsPinPolicy cmdlet. This cmdlet can be run either from the Lync Server 2013 Management Shell or from a remote session of Windows PowerShell. For details about using remote Windows PowerShell to connect to Lync Server, see the Lync Server Windows PowerShell blog article "Quick Start: Managing Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Using Remote PowerShell" at

To view PIN policies

  • To view information about all your PIN policies, type the following command in the Lync Server Management Shell and then press ENTER:

    Copy Code

    That will return information similar to this:

    Copy Code
    Identity			 : Global
    Description		:
    MinPasswordLength	: 5
    PINHistoryCount	: 0
    AllowCommonPatterns  : False
    PINLifetime		: 0
    MaximumLogonAttempts :

For more information, see the help topic for the Get-CsPinPolicy cmdlet.

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