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From Giles Sirett <>
Subject RE: Blacklists for passwords
Date Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:56:17 GMT
I would +1 Demetrius' initial suggestion, however its not just blacklists, its masking to make
sure that the pwd's are of sufficient strength

I expect some form of password strength control  in every aspect of IT  these days and I shudder
when I type Root and "password" into our labs builds !

I (as a guy in an enterprise evaluating ACS) would expect to see some form of validation.

+1 to Daan's idea: it needs to be configurable. Different environments will have different
complexity requirements.

I would *guess* that there's some standard password masking code out there somewhere ?

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-----Original Message-----
From: Daan Hoogland []
Sent: 22 January 2014 14:05
To: dev
Subject: Re: Blacklists for passwords


>From a development point of view I would oppose to such a feature. Of course we can en-/disable
it by a build profile.
Further more it should imo be configurable as to what the format must be that the password
adheres to.

Hope this spikes some opposition,

On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 8:04 PM, Demetrius Tsitrelis <> wrote:
> CloudStack does not enforce complexity rules for user passwords even
> in its built-in user database. For some accounts in particular, such as the root domain
admin, it would seem a good idea to have some minimum requirements.  Empty passwords, for
example, should not be allowed. What do you think about having a blacklist of unacceptable
passwords (e.g., "password", "admin", etc.) for the rood domain admin?
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