You must allow your password time to grow before you can use it.



  • I had to change a password yesterday.

    6 characters, don't use an old one, ..?



  •  Interesting... did you send this to Sam Moini?



  •  @lincoln said:

    I had to change a password yesterday.

    6 characters, don't use an old one, ..?

    It means you can't change to a password that you've used in the past two weeks.

    What
    they are preventing is someone being told that they need to change
    their password and them changing it 24 times so they can, on the 25th
    change, change it back to use their current password.

    A better wording for the message might be, "...and must not have been used as your password within the past 14 days."

     



  •  @sabbott64 said:

    It means you can't change to a password that you've used in the past two weeks.

    What
    they are preventing is someone being told that they need to change
    their password and them changing it 24 times so they can, on the 25th
    change, change it back to use their current password.

    A better wording for the message might be, "...and must not have been used as your password within the past 14 days."

    Indeed. The wording they use is actually so poor as to be incorrect; it prohibits the use of an entirely new password that you've never used before, since such a password would be 0 days old.



  • @DOA said:

     Interesting... did you send this to Sam Moini?
     

    can someone email me what is included in this thread?send the message to sam_moini@hotmail.co.ukDO NOT GIVE OUT MY EMAIL



  • @Someone You Know said:

     

    Indeed. The wording they use is actually so poor as to be incorrect; it prohibits the use of an entirely new password that you've never used before, since such a password would be 0 days old.



    Not necessarily. If you believe in an infinite universe in which every possible state exists at some point of time/location, every password had been used already.

    They should have included that world view in their error message of course.



  • @fourchan said:

    @Someone You Know said:

     

    Indeed. The wording they use is actually so poor as to be incorrect; it prohibits the use of an entirely new password that you've never used before, since such a password would be 0 days old.



    Not necessarily. If you believe in an infinite universe in which every possible state exists at some point of time/location, every password had been used already.

    They should have included that world view in their error message of course.
    "Assuming a many-worlds interpretation, your password must be ..."



  • @Sam Moini said:

    @DOA said:

     Interesting... did you send this to Sam Moini?
     

    can someone email me what is included in this thread?send the message to sam_moini@hotmail.co.ukDO NOT GIVE OUT MY EMAIL

    Oh, this joke isn't already stale and tedious...



  • @sabbott64 said:

    A better wording for the message might be, "...and must not have been used as your password within the past 14 days."
    Except that contradicts the description for the "Minimum Password Age" setting in Group Policy. That leads me to believe the wording should be "... and you must not have changed your password within the past 14 days."



  • @bstorer said:

    "Assuming a many-worlds interpretation, your password must be ..."
    Say this in Yoda's voice



  •  I so hate shit like this. It just results in a password with the # 1-24 appended to it as necessary.

     



  • @Kermos said:

     I so hate shit like this. It just results in a password with the # 1-24 appended to it as necessary.

     

     

    Yep, and in my company they actually "recommend" that you do this so that you can remember it :)

    They give an example password: Chicag0, "Change it to Chicag1, then Chicag2 ..."

    Nice.


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