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Using Strong Passwords

Commerce Server 2002

Passwords can be the weakest link in the security scheme for your Site. It is recommended that you use strong passwords because they are harder to break. A strong password has the following characteristics:

  • Contains at least six characters.
  • Contains characters from each of the following three groups:
    • Uppercase and lowercase letters (A, a, B, b, C, c, and so on)
    • Numbers
    • Symbols (such as ` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + - = { } | [ ] \ : " ; ' < > ? , . /)
  • Contains at least one symbol character in the second through sixth positions
  • Is significantly different from passwords previously used
  • Does not contain your name or user name
  • Is not a common word or name

For more information about strong passwords, see "Creating strong passwords" in Windows 2000 help.

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