Password Strength Configuration and account transfer

krisdv

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Just wondering, when the password strenght configuration has been enabled for new accounts would this block an account transfer from another server for an account that has a weak cpanel password?
 

quizknows

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I am just speculating but it probably would not block it. Passwords aren't stored in plain text, they are hashed, so there would not be an easy way to re-check the password strength while transferring an account. Unless cPanel data stores the complexity rank/score at the time the password was set, it would have no idea from just the password hash if a strong password was used or not.
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

The "Password Strength" requirement only applies to new accounts. It will not prevent transfers of existing accounts from other servers based on weak passwords.

Thank you.