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Rule n° 73 - The creation of a password by the user is subject to a mechanism for the prevention of input errors.

How many passwords end up being unusable due to a simple input error or inattention during their creation?

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  • Prevent users from entering passwords that don’t match the ones that they wanted or that they memorized.


AMongst the possible implementations :

  • Suggest, after the password entry field, a confirmation field where the password must be entered again and check that the two entries are identical during the submission. In this case, as with all other form fields, make sure to allow copy and paste into form fields.
  • Allowing users to display their password in clear text.
  • Provide a unique login link or code.


In the case of password creation:

  • Check that a mechanism for double entry of passwords, generally in the form of two successive fields, is systematically present.

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Business application and benefits

The rules should be applied to your projects from the design phase through to post-implementation , and they should be understood by all professionals with web and customer experience (CX) responsibilities: from strategy to operations, marketers to project managers, and editorial to technical staff. The benefits of using this ruleset are numerous, including improving customer satisfaction, web performance, and e-commerce, and expanding your client base, while also decreasing your errors and costs.

Multidisciplinary verticles - accessiiblity, SEO, e-commerce, ecodesign etc..- starting from the foundational Opquast base.

The objective of these rules and the Opquast community mission is ‘making the web better’ for your customers and for everyone! Opquast rules cover the key major areas of risk that can negatively affect website users such as privacy, ecodesign, accessibility and security.

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