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Good practices in creating a complex and safe password
This guide shares some good practices when choosing a safe password.
Choosing a good password
There is no universal rule for choosing a password, but we recommend following these rules::
- Use a unique password for all your services (email addresses, FTP accounts, database users, etc.).
- Choose a password which is not linked to your identity (date of birth, middle name, etc.).
- Use at least 10 to 12 chracters and 3 types of symbols (numbers, special characters, etc.). One good idea is to create passwords from a sentence in order to remember them more easily.
- Example 1: "You see I ate 12 for tea" becomes ucI8124t
- Example 2 : the phrase "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" gives1bithiw2itb
To go further
- Where possible, enable two-step validation as a matter of course (double authentication).
- Generate and store your passwords using a password manager (KeePass, BitWarden, etc.).
- Do not send your passwords in your personal emails or store them in unencrypted notes.
- Do not configure your web browsers to remember your passwords.