cPanel Password Generator
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In this article we'll show you how to use the built in password generator in cPanel to create strong and secure passwords for your accounts.
The Password Generator feature generates secure passwords, which are difficult for malicious users to guess. You can use the Password Generator feature in any interface that displays it.
When you click Password Generator, a new window appears that contains a generated password in a text box. Click Generate Password as many times as you wish until you are satisfied with the password.
Configure security requirements
To set the security requirements of the new password, perform the following steps:
Click Advanced Options.
Enter the desired length of the password in the Length text box.
Select whether to include uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, or symbols.
Since we are using password generator to create the most secure passwords it makes no sense to select less secure options like the below combination:
Length - 10 Alpha Characters - Lowercase (abc) Non Alpha Characters - Numbers(123)
Every options combination that is different from:
Length - 18 Alpha Characters - Both(aBcD) Non Alpha Characters - Both(1@3$)
is producing a weaker password.
Copy the password in a safe place (file) and select the I have copied this password in a safe place checkbox at the bottom of the window.
Click Use Password to use the generated password.
To reject the password and close the Password Generator window, click Cancel.
To ensure your account's security, make certain to use a different password for each of your accounts and users (Email, FTP, MySQL).
Password Security Tips
- Avoid consecutive keyboard combinations— such as qwerty or asdfg. Don't use dictionary words, slang terms, common misspellings, or words spelled backward.
- Be sure no one watches you while entering your password.
- Always log off if you leave your device and you are not at home alone.
- Avoid entering passwords on publicly available computers like the computers at internet cafeteria or library.
- Avoid entering passwords when using unsecured Wi-Fi connections like at the airport or coffee shop.
- Do not tell anyone your password, but if you need to do so, change your password as soon as possible.
- Change your passwords periodically especially for your most sensitive accounts.
- Strong passwords can be easy to remember but hard to guess: Iam:)2b34! = I am happy to be 34! 2B-or-Not_2b? = To be or not to be?
- If you want your browser to log in to your accounts automatically, use а master password to protect the browser itself.