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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.44

(Home >> Security Center >> Password Strength Configuration)

Overview

This feature allows you to define minimum strengths for passwords for all of cPanel & WHM's authenticated features.

Password strength is rated on a scale of 0 to 100, where 100 represents a very strong password.

Warning:

 Users with shell access can bypass these requirements with the passwd command.

How to set minimum password strengths

To set the minimum password strengths, perform the following steps:

  1. To specify the default minimum password strength for features that are set to Default, use the Default Required Password Strength slider or enter a number between 0 and 100 in the text box.
    • To configure a minimum required password strength for a specific feature, use the appropriate slider to specify that feature's minimum password strength, or enter a number between 0 and 100 in the text box.
  2. Click Save to store your changes.

Note:

We recommend that you set the default minimum password strength to at least 50.