[wp-hackers] Default password length

Callum Macdonald lists.automattic.com at callum-macdonald.com
Wed Feb 6 14:13:42 GMT 2008

I think you misunderstood my suggestion.

When you install WordPress it *automatically* generates an admin 
password. It's that auto-generation I'm talking about.

I agree, users can choose any password they like, that's up to them. But 
I think we should at least start out by generating a relatively secure 

Cheers - Callum.

Olivier-Bernard RICHARD wrote:
>> As 
>> part of the password handling changes, can we push that out to 8 
>> characters and improve the random algorithm?
> I definetely -1 this. I expect that the software I use has the ability to 
> protect & encrypt & everything what I store in it, but it's up to me if I 
> want to pick 123456 or 1l0vey at u_ for whatever reason. I absolutely *hate* 
> it when I register with a new service and it tells me I cant use a 
> password because it's too short, or doesnt contain enough mixed case, or 
> contains my nick, or whatever.
> I'd rather add a link to a Codex page helping users pick a password and 
> warning about a thing or two most people ignore (ie why it's a bad idea to 
> use '123456' or 'password' as a password)
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