Password Strength Check using Cracklib
We have seen many sites imposing ridiculous regulations in pursuit of secure passwords. Two digits, one symbol and 2 uppercase characters. Thing like that would never be easily remembered and will end up on a sticky note.
Below is a password checking tool implemented with Unix cracklib and Agile Toolkit:
Disclaimer: Nothing you type here will be saved.
What is cracklib?
It is a Unix Library which task is to asses password strength. It performs check against dictionary and looks for some typical patterns people assume "secure" such as adding 123 or year of birth at the end.
While this library is considered a good boundary for password checks in Unix, it is seen very rarely on the web. This is a sample integrating cracklib with a regular web form.
How can I get one?
Implementation of this form is trivial using Agile Toolkit. I am going to post article on http://atk4.wordpress.com/ about how you can make one.