django-passwords 2.0

A Django reusable app that provides validators and a form field that checks the strength of a password
django-passwords is a reusable Django app that provides a form field and validators that check the strength of a password.


You can install django-passwords with pip by typing:

pip install django-passwords

Or with easy_install by typing:

easy_install django-passwords

Or manually by downloading a tarball and typing:

python install


django-passwords adds 6 optional settings


 Specifies minimum length for passwords:

 PASSWORD_MIN_LENGTH = 6 # Defaults to 6

 Specifies maximum length for passwords:

 PASSWORD_MAX_LENGTH = 120 # Defaults to None

 Specifies the location of a dictionary (file with one word per line):

 PASSWORD_DICTIONARY = "/usr/share/dict/words" # Defaults to None

 Specifies how close a fuzzy match has to be to be considered a match:

 PASSWORD_MATCH_THRESHOLD = 0.9 # Defaults to 0.9, should be 0.0 - 1.0 where 1.0 means exactly the same.

 Specifies a list of common sequences to attempt to match a password against:

 PASSWORD_COMMON_SEQUENCES = [] # Should be a list of strings, see passwords/ for default

 Specifies number of characters within various sets that a password must contain:

 PASSWORD_COMPLEXITY = { # You can ommit any or all of these for no limit for that particular set
 "UPPER": 1, # Uppercase
 "LOWER": 1, # Lowercase
 "DIGITS": 1, # Digits
 "PUNCTUATION": 1, # Punctuation (string.punctuation)
 "NON ASCII": 1, # Non Ascii (ord() >= 128)
 "WORDS": 1 # Words (substrings seperates by a whitespace)


 To use the formfield simply import it and use it:

 from django import forms
 from passwords.fields import PasswordField

 class ExampleForm(forms.Form):
 password = PasswordField(label="Password")

last updated on:
August 9th, 2011, 11:27 GMT
license type:
BSD License 
developed by:
Donald Stufft
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