Password for Community


#1

A ten character password for the community is overkill and hard to remember. Surely a 7 or 8 character password would be sufficient


(Jonathan Jensen) #2

My suggestion would be not to use passwords you remember but long random ones generated and stored in an encrypted app like 1Password.


#3

A choice perhaps…rather than compulsory


( surohpotsirhC) #4

I think 10 characters is a good minimum. Password manager apps make a lot more sense these days. I wish I could convince my wife to use one.


#5

I use multiple devices and using a password manager normally restricts you to a single device (depending which software manager you use).

Password length is an interesting topic There has been some research that shows the longer you make a password the more likely a customer is to make it simple for them to remember while they happier to have a more obscure password when it is shorter.


(Jonathan Jensen) #6

1Password works across Apple, Android and I think Windows.


( surohpotsirhC) #7

I’ve not encountered that restriction. I have lastpass accessible on devices I use. 1Password I’m sure is also accessible across all devices. Both are by browser or app installs.


#8

thanks to both of you for your replies.


(Rika Raybould) #9

1Password has supported syncing via. Dropbox and other basic file services for a very long time, nowadays they have their own sync service and include the app in a subscription.

Lastpass has syncing and a web interface in their premium offering.

iCloud Keychain syncs between all Apple devices. This is what I personally use along with Settings -> Safari -> Passwords from an iOS device to read them out for entry on a Windows PC.

Smart Lock syncs between Android, Chrome and Chrome OS with a web interface avaliable.

I understand that various people don’t like the idea of password managers syncing but all the security in the world would be useless if it wasn’t also convenient!


#10

For me the system I prefer is a password with a minimum length say 8 characters which gains access to basic functions and then to use 2FA such as Symantec VIP Access (previously Verisign Identity Protection) to access more sensitive stuff. Symantec VIP comes in a choice of an App, a keyfob, a card, so you can choose as per your own preferences.


(Danny) #11

I tried 1pass ages ago and if I recall didn’t you have to download a browser/app for it on the iPhone?

RIght now I use

Google Chrome passwords
iCloud keychain

Two factor via Google Authenticator and iCloud Two Factor

and it is fine for me


(Adam) #12

There is an iOS app for 1Password.