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Allow spaces in passwords

goodpasswords shared this idea 8 years ago
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In order to ensure account security, cPanel should implement better entropy calculations when evaluating the strength of a password. Additionally, this entails allowing for a wider array of possible characters for users to use in their passwords, including such characters as space ( ).


For example, here is a comparison between cPanel's current Password Strength calculator and an online password entropy calculator:

A very difficult to remember "secure password"

Password: x?+y!a?5

cPanel: 100/100 (Very Strong)

Length: 8

Entropy: 30 bits


Password: cpanel should allow spaces in passwords

cPanel: 0/0 (Very Weak), and cannot be used

Length: 39

Entropy: 153.2 bits


Further reading: http://xkcd.com/936/


Moderator note: (Adam) Tidied up this feature request, including content changes, in order to avoid the use of abusive language.


(Nick) Comments abusive towards developers were removed.

Best Answer
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This is now available in 11.48+

This is planned for 11.48, however there are still some problems getting GPG to accept passwords with spaces that need to be worked around before this limitation can be removed.

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This is now available in 11.48+

This is planned for 11.48, however there are still some problems getting GPG to accept passwords with spaces that need to be worked around before this limitation can be removed.

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