Posted by Claudio Cherubino, Google Apps APIs Team
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Salute to Google team, your 24x7 efforts and contribution in Web, make life Simple and time saving for people all around the World. I am exited about 14th March, 2011. What changes shall implement by Google? What type of impact, it make in the World of Web? I am very much exited. Now wait and see...
This is going to cause my institution a major headache, as we have 30k students using GApps/GMail, and their Google password is synced with their application systems passwords in a single sign-on system (making it simpler/easier for the students).Some of our legacy systems only support six character passwords, so I am a trifle unhappy with this imposition at such short notice.
@foreverwar - You should be more concerned with that restriction existing than with Google updating the minimum length. As mentioned above, you're not being forced to change the users passwords or conform to the new standards - so you have plenty of time to work out a solution.
There is no simplification in adding a password from 6 digit to more than 8 marking. Even the 6 is already confusing.
I must stress that this is not going to affect existing users who can keep their existing passwords and all domains that send hashed passwords to Google.This includes all customers that adopt sync solutions based on the Provisioning API and a SHA-1 filter (such as http://code.google.com/p/sha1hexfltr/) to update passwords.The most common SSO-based solutions only send hashed passwords to Google so they won't be affected as well.
Great....I see this after the fact....after hundreds of password rejections through the API....thanks google for the email notification.....
We just implemented a default 7 char password convention. This development blows it out of the water. It may not be a big deal with existing accounts, but for new accounts we now have to change all of our processes and documentation...thats where the hassle is. I did not hear about this until today! More notice please!@!
I become more unhappy with how google goes about implimenting change by the day. They're shitty
The same as other comments, I just noticed this after many days of no new account provisioning. We have a process where the password is automatically generated based on 6 digits and it was very tricky to find the reason of failure.
This is terrible. Why do they force these rules upon their customers. I DO NOT want 8 character passwords, my users have a hard enough time remembering 6 characters. The fact I can not disable this password requirements makes me seriously consider if Google was the right solution for my business.
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