[erlang-questions] Module For Enforcing Password Strength

Jordan Wilberding <>
Mon Aug 16 15:10:32 CEST 2010


You can do most of these except the dictionary lookup with a regular
expression. For dictionary lookup, I'd just take whatever dictionary
cracklib uses, load it into a table or dict, and you are good to go for
lookups.

Thanks!
Jordan Wilberding

On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 3:34 AM, Gordon Guthrie <>wrote:

> Folks
>
> I was sitting fingers poised on the keyboard to write a module to test
> password strength and I though, "haud on, somebody musta done this"...
>
> Does anyone know of a library module that checks passwords for:
> * length
> * dictionary attack
> * contains numbers/punctuation
> * etc, etc
>
> Or does anyone have the bones of one that could be turned into an open
> source library (I would take on the maintenance if that was too much of a
> chore).
>
> Gordon
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