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Password PEIs still around

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Here’s a quick factoid that may help you out at some point.  When creating users, passwords must have a minimum of 5 characters.  Unless, for some reason, you’re logged in as Administrator (not a user in the Administrator’s Group, but Administrator).  In that case you can create a user account without any password at all, if you’re so inclined.  I suppose this could be useful if you want to personalize (but not secure) various sections of your portal, effictively having different “guest” users with logins that don’t have passwords, but you could do that using different host names and Experience Definitions as well.


Generally, your passwords should be more than 5 characters anyway, so I wouldn’t really recommend logging in as administrator to get around this security feature.  However, if you want to go the other way, and make your passwords even MORE secure, you can go to the old ALUI sample code repository, and download this Password Policy API.