[wp-hackers] Default password length

Callum Macdonald lists.automattic.com at callum-macdonald.com
Wed Feb 6 14:25:39 GMT 2008

Ok, great. I'd support switching it to 8 characters by default.

While I know that some people will change their passwords, I also know 
that a lot of users simply won't. Personally, I don't bother generating 
new passwords when I create test sites because it's more hassle than 
it's worth for a testing site.

Changing the options via a plugin is fine for users updating their 
passwords, but doesn't work for the first admin password when the site 
is installed.

Cheers - Callum.

James Davis wrote:
> Callum Macdonald wrote:
>> I install a lot of WordPress sites, mainly for testing, and I notice 
>> that the passwords are predominantly numbers and only 6 digits long. 
>> As part of the password handling changes, can we push that out to 8 
>> characters and improve the random algorithm?
> The password generation function has been updated in trunk, although 
> it still defaults to six characters length. The password generation 
> function can be changed using a plugin if you wish.
> See http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5401
> James

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