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Password Analyzer

Description

The information in this topic is how the "Legacy" mode of password analysis works. The mode can be changed in the System Settings for ZXCVBN . The "Legacy" mode is not the default mode.

The Password Analyzer evaluates the strength of passwords stored in the data source. To access the password analyzer, navigate to Tools Password Analyzer.

A password analyzer control is also displayed under most password fields of entries.

Entry Properties - Password Field With Password Analyzer

Entry Properties - Password Field With Password Analyzer

The password analyzer follows a set of rules to determine the strength of the password with a score from 0 to 100. There are two categories of rules.

Reinforce

These are the rules which make the passwords stronger:

The password length

The number of uppercase letters (A-Z)

The number of lowercase letters (a-z)

The number of digits (0-9)

The number of symbols (!, @, #, $, etc.)

The number of digits or symbols in the middle of the password

Three or more of the rules above are met

The minimum requirements for a Strong password are:

The password is at least 5 characters long

The password contains uppercase and lowercase characters

The password contains digits

Weakening

These are the rules which make the passwords weaker:

The password contains only letters

The password contains only digits

The password has repeated characters

The password has consecutive uppercase letters (two or more)

The password has consecutive lowercase letters (two or more)

The password has consecutive digits (two or more)

The password has sequential letters (ABCD, DCBA)

The password has sequential digits (1234, 4321)

Settings

Tools - Password Analyzer

Tools - Password Analyzer

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Show all

Shows you all the entries in your session, including those without password.

Show VPN analysis

Add the VPN Host column.

Edit

Open the current entry to edit it.

Forbidden Password

Create a list of prohibited passwords.

Export Settings

Export the password analyzer settings.