[#826] add simple constraints to passwords



Detailed description


Currently, there is no validation mechanism for user passwords, except checking that they are at least 6 (branch 6.x) or 8 (branch master) characters long. This allows very weak passwords to be used, this can be a security issue.

We (inria) would like to add at least some basic password constraints.

Here's a patch adding simple password validation which ensures that passwords contain at least one lower case letter, one upper case, one digit, and one non-alphanumeric char. This is checked both when creating an account or when changing an account's password.

Related info strings and error messages for users are also added, using the localization mechanisms.

There's additionally, a few refactoring / fixes of password validation code.

Also, as this may cause some problems for particular fusionforge instances, there's a boolean config option checkpasswordstrength to deactivate this validation. By default, the password constraints are enabled.

cheers !

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Submitted by:
Matthieu Imbert
Date Submitted: 2016-08-11 13:19
Last Modified by: Nobody
Last Modified: 2017-11-02 20:00
Date Closed: 2016-08-16 17:19
Permalink: https://fusionforge.org/tracker/a_follow.php/826
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Data Type: Feature requests
Assigned to: Franck Villaume (nerville)
State: Closed
Priority: 3
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Date: 2016-08-16 17:19
Sender: Franck Villaume


I applied your patches. Thank you for this contribution.

Size Name Date By Download
2 KiB0001-add-simple-password-constraints.patch2016-08-11 13:19
Matthieu Imbert
969 bytes0002-refactoring-remove-redundant-passwd-length-check-whe.patch2016-08-11 13:19
Matthieu Imbert
2 KiB0003-update-password-change-length-constraint-when-changi.patch2016-08-11 13:19
Matthieu Imbert
2 KiB0004-document-new-password-constraints-to-users.patch2016-08-11 13:19
Matthieu Imbert

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close_dateNone2016-08-16 17:19
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assigned_tonone2016-08-16 17:19
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ResolutionNone2016-08-16 17:19
Franck Villaume
DifficultyNone2016-08-16 17:19
Franck Villaume
Target releaseNone2016-08-16 17:19
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status_idOpen2016-08-16 17:19
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File Added515: 0001-add-simple-password-constraints.patch2016-08-11 13:19
Matthieu Imbert
File Added516: 0002-refactoring-remove-redundant-passwd-length-check-whe.patch2016-08-11 13:19
Matthieu Imbert
File Added517: 0003-update-password-change-length-constraint-when-changi.patch2016-08-11 13:19
Matthieu Imbert
File Added518: 0004-document-new-password-constraints-to-users.patch2016-08-11 13:19
Matthieu Imbert

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