Courion Tip – Password input masking aka Password Format   Leave a comment

They don’t call it input masking, I do. But it’s basically a way for you to force users to input certain types of characters in certain places in their password. Also note I have tried really hard not to copy anything of their documents, so you should read this AND their documentation if you have access (, page 46 and above. In tree view, go to Functions, Modify and modify your password strength function (in my case, it’s called GlobalPwdStrength). Look at Password Format

Symbol Representation
A All upper and lower case characters
X All alphanumeric characters
U Uppercase characters
L Lower case characters
N numeric
P kind of like everything else, all printable not alpha numeric
* Anything
“x” the character inside must be literally typed in
delimiter between front and back of statement

So, if you want a user’s password to start with a letter & have the rest be only characters from abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWYZ0123456789, then your Password Format would be AXXXXXXXXXXXXXX for as many characters as you require in your passwords. By the way, for a password length of between x and y characters, I used a password format of y … In other words, as long as the max length of your password. Not sure this is required, but made sense to me. I also verified it works for passwords of x and of y characters in length.


Posted August 25, 2009 by mmdmurphy in Courion Tip, tips

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