To help you to choose a secure password this website provides a visual indicator so you can easily spot weak passwords and substitute them with a stronger one.
When typing your chosen password the visual indicator displays a coloured bar and short description (ranging from 'Weak' to 'Very strong') under the password field. The bar length and colour will dynamically change accordingly to the strength of the password. Adding more characters and/or selecting them from multiple sets (lower and upper case letters, capital letters, numbers, punctuation, etc.) will increase the length and shift the colour from red ('Weak') through orange and toward green ('Very strong').
To comply with industry security standards for online accounts and transactions this website will not accept a password that is weak. Only passwords classed as 'Medium' to 'Very strong' will be accepted.
The following criteria are used for determining if your password is secure enough to be accepted:
Additional criteria for creating a strong password:
The following may NOT be used in your password: