Idea: No 0's and O's in reset passwords

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Idea: No 0's and O's in reset passwords

Post by freejoe76 » Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:54 pm

Hi,

A frequent area of confusion with computer-generated passwords occurs when capital O's and 0's are allowed -- thought I'd throw this out there as a piece on the password-reset functionality worth getting rid of.

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Re: Idea: No 0's and O's in reset passwords

Post by ElbertF » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:47 am

I don't even see why generated passwords are needed, why not let people choose a new password and activate that one through e-mail? You won't need to go to the UCP and change it again, or have trouble reading it.

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Re: Idea: No 0's and O's in reset passwords

Post by naderman » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:36 am

You could only do that on the activation site, otherwise people might click the activation link without properly reading the email and then the person who sent the false password reminder knows the valid password and the actual user doesn't.

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Re: Idea: No 0's and O's in reset passwords

Post by ElbertF » Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:47 am

Valid point (although you could/would send the password itself along with the e-mail), but how about sending them an activation e-mail without a password and let them to choose a new one directly after they click the link?

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Re: Idea: No 0's and O's in reset passwords

Post by Kellanved » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:09 pm

That would be technically identical to the current approach: user gets new password, which allows changing the password in the UCP. Why add complicated workflows that are essentially to the status quo? As to it being complicated - cut&paste?
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Re: Idea: No 0's and O's in reset passwords

Post by ElbertF » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:03 pm

  1. Request -> send e-mail (generate password) -> copy password -> activate -> login (paste password) -> UCP -> Profile -> Edit Account Settings -> choose new password (confirm) -> confirm current password (paste).

    Or:
  2. Request -> send e-mail -> choose password (activate) -> login.
It's not a big deal for me (I have been wondering about it), but slightly less advanced users don't copy/paste and find the option in the UCP so quickly.

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Re: Idea: No 0's and O's in reset passwords

Post by naderman » Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:03 pm

Yeah I agree it would be easier if the user can choose a password after clicking the activation link.

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