Case in point.
Today I could not remember my password on Digg. I asked to change it, and tried to changed it to “my standard passwords for sites I barely trust”. Doing that made it clear why I wasn’t able to log in with that password to begin with.
Digg requires passwords to be at least 6 characters long but *only*
contain letters or numbers. So my standard password for this kind of sites was not compatible.
Yesterday I had to create a CERN account to be able to do something on the Europython site. So I tried to use the same password.
CERN wants you to use symbols from at least three groups of the following: small letters, capitals, numbers, and other symbols. So again, my standard password for this kind of site doesn’t work.
This happens all the time. How hard would it be for a site to let you see what the password policy is so you can mentally browse through your passwords and pick the one that fits their policy ?
Is it just me being cranky, or do other people suffer web pass rage ?