How is the Password Strength arrived in Tally.ERP 9 password fields?

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How is the Password Strength arrived in Tally.ERP 9 password fields?

by Rony Kumar » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:16 pm

How is the Password Strength arrived in Tally.ERP 9 password fields?

 
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Re: How is the Password Strength arrived in Tally.ERP 9 password fields?

by Viral Jadhav » Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:21 pm

Password Strength is available in Tally.ERP 9 from Release 4.5 onwards. Now, strength is displayed while creating / altering passwords under Security Control, Tally Vault, and Control Centre and in Company Login and Change Password screens.

Let us understand the logic used by Tally.ERP 9 to ascertain a password’s strength. This logic consists of two sets of conditions to be applied.

I. Password Score
II. Password Length and Username match

I. Password Score
1. Password strength is decided on the basis of a 5 score scale -
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2. As soon as a character is entered, the score becomes 1 (i.e. weak).

3.The score then keeps incrementing by 1 unit if any of the following conditions match:

If password has both lower and uppercase characters
If password has at least one number
If password has at least one special character
If password length is greater than 10
Once the score has been obtained, the next set of conditions is applied:



II. Password Length and Username match

· If password length is less than 8 characters, irrespective of the strength determined in the first step, the score changes to 1
· If password length is less than 12 but greater than 8, and score is greater than 3, the score is rounded off to 3
· If password is same as the login name of the person, the score changes to 1 (Note: In case of TallyVault Password, if the password is same as Company Name, the score changes to 1)

Based on the final score, the strength is displayed to the user accordingly

For example, in Company Creation screen under Security Control, if the Login Name of Administrator is Ajay and password provided is Tally.123, then applying Password Score-

1 point is awarded for each of the conditions met:

Entering a character
Using a combination of Lowercase and Uppercase character – “Tally”
Using more than one number – “123”
Using a special character – “.”
Hence the total score = 1+1+1+1, that is 4.

Now applying the second set of conditions, that is Password Length and User Name match –

It can be observed that only the second condition is applicable to our example. Since length is 9, that is, greater than 8 but lesser than 12, the score is rounded off from 4 to 3.

Therefore, as per this example, the net score is 3 and hence the strength attributed to the password is Good.
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