When creating or resetting a password, there are no fixed rules to what is required apart from a minimum length of 8 characters. A password strength meter is displayed which will update the strength level as the password is being entered.
All passwords must be of ‘moderate’ strength for it to be accepted by Unimarket.
This strength algorithm is more secure than requesting users enter passwords of a certain length with certain characters, e.g. “Password1" - it has 8 characters, lower case, upper case and a digit but is also very easy to guess.
To ensure the passwords are secure, we have blocked the following words contained in a password.
• The user's first name
• The user's last name
• The user's username
• The community/supplier's name and display name
Tips for a safe password
Use uncommon words, non-standard uppercasing, creative spelling, exclude your name and company's name. Also avoid using information that others might know about you or could easily find out.
- Your pet's name
- Your nickname
- Your street name
- Don't use common words
Avoid simple words, phrases, and patterns that are easy to guess.
- Obvious words and phrases like "password" or "letmein"
- Sequences like "abcd" or "1234"
- Keyboard patterns like "qwerty" or "qazwsx"
- Any examples in this article, like "sPo0kyH@ll0w3En" or "uP@8cCe!"
Avoid obvious substitutions like o -> 0, e -> 3 and if adding uppercase letters, put them in the middle of a word rather than the start