Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#13986 assigned enhancement

Ease HaikuDepot's password requirements

Reported by: humdinger Owned by: apl-haiku
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Applications/HaikuDepot Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


HaikuDepot wants the user's password to be at least 8 characters long with 2 numbers and 2 upper-case letters.

AFAIK, more and more experts (and non-experts) come to the conclusion that these user-unfriendly requirements are more detrimental than helpful. People choose easier passwords, re-use them, write them down and never change them.

Generally I don't see the need for special protection for an account used for commenting and rating. Up the length to 10 or 12 if you must, but let's ease up on the special characters at least.

Maybe the current restrictions on the password is part of the reason few people rate or comment in HaikuDepot (aside #13832 of course). How many registered user has HDS?

Change History (2)

comment:1 by vidrep, 5 years ago

I don't see why the password requirement should be more stringent than what we use for trac, or the Haiku Forum.

Last edited 5 years ago by vidrep (previous) (diff)

comment:2 by waddlesplash, 4 years ago

Owner: changed from stippi to apl-haiku
Status: newassigned
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