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6/19/2013 - 3:29 PM

Test Password Strength When building forms, it’s a very good practice to provide verifications on the front-end first so the visitor do not

Test Password Strength

When building forms, it’s a very good practice to provide verifications on the front-end first so the visitor do not have to submit the form endlessly to correct problems. This code snippet is using regular expressions to test if a password is strong enough. Of course, don’t forget to validate your forms on the server side as well! http://www.catswhocode.com/blog/useful-jquery-code-snippets

$('#pass').keyup(function(e) {
     var strongRegex = new RegExp("^(?=.{8,})(?=.*[A-Z])(?=.*[a-z])(?=.*[0-9])(?=.*\W).*$", "g");
     var mediumRegex = new RegExp("^(?=.{7,})(((?=.*[A-Z])(?=.*[a-z]))|((?=.*[A-Z])(?=.*[0-9]))|((?=.*[a-z])(?=.*[0-9]))).*$", "g");
     var enoughRegex = new RegExp("(?=.{6,}).*", "g");
     if (false == enoughRegex.test($(this).val())) {
             $('#passstrength').html('More Characters');
     } else if (strongRegex.test($(this).val())) {
             $('#passstrength').className = 'ok';
             $('#passstrength').html('Strong!');
     } else if (mediumRegex.test($(this).val())) {
             $('#passstrength').className = 'alert';
             $('#passstrength').html('Medium!');
     } else {
             $('#passstrength').className = 'error';
             $('#passstrength').html('Weak!');
     }
     return true;
});