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CFG.1.07 - Default Device Passwords Control Guidance

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CFG.1.07 - Default Device Passwords

Control Statement

Vendor-supplied default passwords are changed according to GitLab standards prior to device installation on the GitLab network or immediately after software or operating system installation.


Changing the default password will strengthen the baseline configuration and reduce the ability for the system/device to become compromised.


This control applies to all systems within our production environment. The production environment includes all endpoints and cloud assets used in hosting and its subdomains. This may include third-party systems that support the business of



Tip - add task to runbook(s) to implement password change and/or validate default password has been changed upon review. This may be achievable by a Chef cookbook entry.

Additional control information and project tracking

Non-public information relating to this security control as well as links to the work associated with various phases of project work can be found in the Default Device Passwords control issue.

Examples of evidence an auditor might request to satisfy this control:

Policy Reference

Framework Mapping