Notes on Password Complexity

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Every newly set password must meet the complexity rules. A password

  • must be at least 10 characters long,
  • must not contain the user name,
  • must not contain the product name MailStore, the comparison is done case insensitive,
  • must not contain the same character more than two times in a row,
  • must have characters from at least 3 out of 5 character classes. These 5 character classes are:
    • the upper case letters A-Z,
    • the lower case letters a-z,
    • the digits 0-9,
    • the special characters !"#$%&'()*+,-./:;<=>?\[]@^_`{|}~ and the space character,
    • characters that are neither upper case nor lower case, e.g. Chinese and Japanese characters.