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Offline crstop

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Minimum # of characters from each character type
« on: October 14, 2009, 04:16:11 PM »
Does anyone know of a way to ensure that a generated password has a minimum number of characters from each type of character in a character set. For example, two upper case letters, two lower case letters, two numbers, and two special characters.

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Re: Minimum # of characters from each character type
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 04:20:24 PM »
One tip is to type in characters after it was generated. Maybe have those be the minimum characters needed?

Another is using the prefix and suffix to do the same.
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Re: Minimum # of characters from each character type
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2009, 04:37:21 PM »
But in essence, no, PWM won't do this automatically using the generator...

There has been a Feature Request for it for a while, but since the next generation PWM (Abine) is being worked on, I doubt any new major features will be added to PWM unless someone else forks it...

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Re: Minimum # of characters from each character type
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009, 04:55:44 PM »
Thanks, I looked in feature request but must have missed it.

I think what I'll do is use the modifier field increasing by one until I get a usable password for now. That way I can track mandatory changes and ensure I get the minimum number of characters I need. 

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Re: Minimum # of characters from each character type
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009, 05:11:48 PM »
Thanks, I looked in feature request but must have missed it.

Here it is.

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Re: Minimum # of characters from each character type
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009, 05:11:48 PM »

 

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