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[Tuesday 26th June 2012 at 9:56 pm]

I'm amused by the DVLA password restrictions:

•be between 8 and 12 characters
•contain a combination of letters and numbers
•not contain spaces or the word 'password'
•not contain three adjacent letters or numbers the same (eg 'aaa' or '999')

Banning "password" and runs of identical characters makes sense, but why the ban on spaces? And why is there ever a need for a maximum password length?

(elemnar, guess what I've just been doing?)
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[User Picture]From: talismancer
Tuesday 26th June 2012 at 10:14 pm (UTC)
Does it also ban non-alpha-numeric characters? That one bugs me, as I have a tendency to use dots and hashes in my passwords.
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[User Picture]From: pleaseremove
Wednesday 27th June 2012 at 7:21 am (UTC)
I always assume that restriction is because whatever they use to process and store doesn't like spaces.

Also, does this mean provisional licence!?!
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Wednesday 27th June 2012 at 5:02 pm (UTC)
Hmm, hadn't thought of that. I wonder if it's to stop someone picking a password of ';DROP TABLE Users;--

And yes, it does indeed mean provisional license.
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