O R G A N I C / F E R T I L I Z E R: ds: password complexity rules...

Nov 5, 2007

ds: password complexity rules...

in case you're asked for it, like i am, all the time, as in ... yesterday, today, tomorrow...
  • Do not contain all or part of the user's account name.
  • Contain characters from three of the following four categories:
    • English uppercase characters (A through Z).
    • English lowercase characters (a through z).
    • Base-10 digits (0 through 9).
    • Non-alphanumeric (for example, !, $, #, %). extended ASCII, symbolic, or linguistic characters.
i believe in cases where it refers to "part of the user's account name" it specifically means 3 or more characters in a row. for example, since my name is "marcus" i can't have the letters "arc" or "rcu" or "mar" in my password. it's not referenced in the following article but is referenced in a sql 2005 article. anyway, here's more detail from the article...