Password Strength

1.2.3 phpBB 3.3.0, 3.2.9
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:15 pm
File size:
833.79 KiB
Validated for:
phpBB 3.3.0, 3.2.9
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1.2.2 phpBB 3.2.2, 3.1.12
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:31 am
File size:
832.08 KiB
Validated for:
phpBB 3.2.2, 3.1.12
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Install directory:
This extension will show users how strong (or weak) their password is as they type it into the password field when creating or updating their account. Try it out using the Demo link above.

Password Strength Tests:
Password Strength offers two types of strength checking models to choose from:
  • Complexity:
    A simple test to check for complexity in a password by looking for a mix of characters, case, symbols, numbers and length. This is useful for encouraging hard to remember complex passwords.
  • zxcvbn algorithm:
    As used by DropBox, an algorithm that calculates the guess-ability of a password by comparing it to a large dictionary of common English words as well as looking for recognizable word patterns. This is a more robust strength checker that allows for user-friendly passwords that are easy to remember but still hard to guess. A Very Strong result represents a password that could take a computer years to centuries to guess.
  • Password field changes colors from red (weak) to green (strong) as the user types in a password.
  • Password strength is labeled as 'Very Weak', 'Weak', 'Good', 'Strong' and 'Very Strong'.
  • Active on new user registration, and in the UCP and ACP areas where you enter new passwords.
  • Set up Password Strength in the ACP User registration settings -> Password strength type.
  • Multiple languages suported.
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This extension is a port of my MOD from phpBB 3.0.x.
sps_strong.jpg sps_good.jpg sps_weak.jpg
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