What is Password?
It is a word or secret code previously agreed between the parties as a form of recognition. In computer systems, passwords are widely used to authenticate users and grant them privileges - to act as administrators of a system, for example or allow them access to personalized information stored in the system.
The Password Generator produces random and strong passwords including, by default, alphabetic characters (uppercase and lowercase) and numbers.
- Use a minimum password length of 8 or more characters if permitted.
- Include lowercase and uppercase alphabetic characters, numbers and symbols if permitted.
- Generate passwords randomly where feasible.
- Avoid using the same password twice (eg. across multiple user accounts and/or software systems).
- void character repetition, keyboard patterns, dictionary words, letter or number sequences, usernames, relative or pet names, romantic links (current or past) and biographical information (e.g. ID numbers, ancestors' names or dates).
- Avoid using information that is or might become publicly associated with the user or the account.
- Avoid using information that the user's colleagues and/or acquaintances might know to be associated with the user.
- Do not use passwords which consist wholly of any simple combination of the aforementioned weak components.