It’s not often that I give up on testing a new service during the registration process, but today I did. I was taking a look at a new service called folkd and couldn’t get it to accept my password. Then I noticed that they have “password guidelines”:
Your password must have a length of 6 chars at least and three of the following 4 rules must match:
* – Your password has to contain one number at least.
* – Your password has to contain one special char at least.
* – Your password has to contain big chars.
* – Your password has to contain small chars.
We’re not talking about online banking here – make it easy on your users to try out your service. Unless Folkd is something very special, it won’t get my attention again.