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#16860 new New feature

Provide hooks for password policy

Reported by: PaulM Owned by: nobody
Component: contrib.auth Version: 1.3
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
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Description (last modified by PaulM)

While it is possible to change the validation for new passwords by subclassing the form, I think that Django should provide a more friendly interface for this. We should have a pluggable password authentication framework which enforces no rules by default, but comes with several reasonable example policies which may be enabled.

Problems to be solved include:

  • Informing the user of the various password requirements
  • Allowing policies to chain together smoothly
  • Provide flexibility for complex requirements (some may include their own models)
  • Backwards compatibility
  • Javascript validation assistance (someday, maybe?)
  • HTML5 support (i.e. the pattern attribute)
  • Support for various rate-limiting and lockout schemes
  • support for adding captchas (maybe)

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