[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #6146: wp_generate_password() fails the password strength meter

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Wed Mar 12 10:18:17 GMT 2008

#6146: wp_generate_password() fails the password strength meter
 Reporter:  tellyworth  |        Owner:  pishmishy
     Type:  defect      |       Status:  assigned 
 Priority:  normal      |    Milestone:  2.6      
Component:  General     |      Version:  2.5      
 Severity:  normal      |   Resolution:           
 Keywords:  has-patch   |  
Changes (by pishmishy):

  * milestone:  2.5 => 2.6


 The function is designed to be pluggable. I'm not sure there's a need for
 a length parameter as long as we keep password generation consistent
 across WordPress. It's easier to change the length consistently at a later
 stage by editing the function (or replacing it with a plugin) rather than
 changing every call.

 I left the symbols out to keep things simple for users. I was even
 considering removing more characters so confusion between similar
 characters such as "1Il" couldn't occur (as with the previous password
 generation function).

 I'm bumping the milestone up - not because I disagree with the idea of
 changes - but because I think  the compromise between password usability
 and complexity needs more discussion first.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6146#comment:3>
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