This plugin forbids any user to choose any password from the “common passwords list” obtained from http://www.openwall.com/passwords/wordlists/, and requires any who are already doing so to reset their passwords.
Copyright 2012- David Anderson
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Standard WordPress plugin installation:
- Search for “No Weak Passwords” in the WordPress plugin installer
- Click ‘Install’
Where are the configuration settings?
There are none. If the plugin is active, then it is banning all of its known weak passwords.
What if one of my users is already using one of those passwords?
If they try to log in with one of these weak passwords, then they will not succeed, and they will be told to use the ‘Lost Password’ procedure to obtain a new password.
What passwords does this plugin ban?
The 3546 listed in the “common passwords list” as obtained from http://www.openwall.com/passwords/wordlists/ on 16th November 2012.
I’d like to change the policy; add some different words; forbid too-short passwords, etc.
Please either send a patch, or make a donation on my donation page, and I will be glad to help. Otherwise, this plugin does all I wanted it to do and I’ve not got time to develop it further without some compensation.
Do you have any more interesting plugins?
Contributors and Developers
“No Weak Passwords” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- COMPATIBILITY: Marked as compatible with WP 4.8
- TWEAK: If no password given, then presume they are using some other login mechanism (and if they are not, WP will refuse the login anyway)
- Marked as compatible with 3.6
- Tweaked install instructions
- Marked compatible with 3.1
- Added link to new “use adminstrator password” plugin
- First version