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Passwords of clients, keeps saying, "Too Short"

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by robcyb, Apr 21, 2003.

  1. robcyb

    robcyb Active Member

    Apr 20, 2003
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    Hey there guys, I'm a newbie to the world of Cpanel and WHM. And I'm already encountering problems. My clients are savage with the password system of Cpanel. It won't allow them to change their passwords easily, and has a min char limit, along with them HAVING to include numbers. Is there anyway to fix this, or what is the general rule for passwords with Cpanel?
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  2. dgbaker

    dgbaker Well-Known Member PartnerNOC

    Sep 20, 2002
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    Toronto, Ontario Canada
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    In general and not even just with cpanel. For proper security here is the general rule;

    1. Password must NOT be based on a dictionary word.
    2. Must be at least 6 char. in length (prefer 8 or more).
    3. Should contain at least 1 upper, or 1 num.
    a. prefer min. 1 upper, 1 num, 1 special.

    4. Ideal passwd is a mix of unmeaningfull letters, numbers and special char. Like: 45$%Mbn#! That's a pretty ideal passwd from a security point.
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  3. X-Istencedotcom

    X-Istencedotcom Well-Known Member

    Apr 14, 2003
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    Yeah, from a security point, but i have seen people run into trouble with that. They try to login at a different PC, and they cant find that one key or symbol and like that. I just suggest 1 capital, 1 number and at least 8 in length and you should be just fine.

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