Glossary

A-Z glossary of PageSeeder concepts

Password

Passwords are required for all users to authenticate or access private groups.

Password policy

From version 5.1 onwards, PageSeeder enforces a stronger password policy for all users.

The strength of each password is evaluated from WEAK to STRONG according to various criteria.

The following affect the password strength positively:

  • the length of the password;
  • the presence of digits or special characters;
  • whether mixed case characters have been used.

The following may affect the password strength negatively:

  • some characters are repeated;
  • some common sequences, such as '123456' or 'qwerty' are used

Acceptance criteria

UsersMinimum Strength
DefaultMEDIUM
AdministratorsSTRONG

Generating Passwords

The table below shows the length required to generate the different levels.

The minimum length is the length required to pass the level if it includes at least a special character, a digit and uses mixed case. The safe length is the length required to pass the level if it includes only lower case characters and 1 digit. The letter length is the length required to pass the level if it includes only lower case characters. 

StrengthMinimum LengthSafe LengthLetter Length
WEAK00 0
MEDIUM78 12
GOOD912 14
STRONG1215 18

Banned passwords

Some passwords are on the banned password list, and will not be accepted regardless of whether they meet other criteria. They are common passwords which could be used for dictionary attacks.

Examples of banned passwords: password, passw0rd, pageseeder, 123456

Blank passwords

From version 5.1 onward, blank passwords are no longer permitted.

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