How to Create a Strong Account Password? Password Management Best Practices

The very first step in the app-building process with the AppMySite is account creation. Every account is secured with its account password.
Your account basically is the gateway to running your business via the app. Creating a strong password for your account should be a priority to safeguard it from manual attacks from hackers and trespassers.

AppMySite has established the strongest security protocols to safeguard accounts from any trespassing or phishing attacks. However, we highly recommend that you create a strong account password and not share it with anyone.
While these tips are specifically curated to supplement your AppMySite account, these are applicable globally for creating and managing passwords of any account.

Creating a strong password

The minimum requirements for creating a password with AppMySite are as follows. Your password should contain the following.

  • at least 8 characters
  • at least one lowercase letter (a, b, … z)
  • at least one uppercase letter (A, B, … Z)
  • at least 1 numeric digit (0, 1 … 9)

These minimum requirements ensure that a fairly strong password is created. There are many more measures that you can take to create a strong password.
Some of them are discussed below.

Long paraphrase

While a minimum of 8 characters is a mandatory requirement, do not limit yourself to just that. A longer password only adds to the security of a password.

Password Encryption

Encrypt your password by mixing it up with alphabets and numbers (0, 1 … 9). Create stronger encryption by adding at least one (if not multiple) special character like ($, #, @, !,%,^,&,*,(,)).
Ensure that your password includes alphabets in both lowercase (a, b, … z) and uppercase (A, B, … Z).

Avoiding dictionary words

One of the biggest mistakes that people often commit is to create a password with common dictionary words. Hackers have many softwares that can search through all dictionary words and their combinations to crack your password.
Prevent your account from such dictionary attacks by selecting words that cannot be found in the dictionary. These can also be a combination of multiple words.

Test your password

While creating your account password, the AppMySite app builder will prompt how strong your password is. Keep editing your password until the indicator says that the password is strong.

Unique password

Always create a unique password. People often create the same password for all their accounts. A single password for all accounts is convenient but risks the security of your account at the same time.
You can always use a strong and trusted password manager tool to maintain all passwords of your accounts.

Managing Passwords

While discussed some of the best practices to create a strong password, managing the safety of the password is also something that you should pay close attention to.

Avoid storing passwords

Another common mistake that people often commit is that they store their passwords elsewhere, be it digitally or on paper. This exposes your account to greater risks as this information can easily be stolen.

Avoid sharing passwords

As obvious as it sounds, there are many times when we share the account passwords with a colleague or a known person. This exposes your account to greater risks.
However, if ever you do share the account credentials with someone, ensure that you update and change your account password.

Update Passwords Frequently

Always update your password at a regular interval, like 45 days or 90 days. This enhances your account security protocols.
Make sure that your new password is not similar to the previous passwords.

Click here for a detailed guide to resetting your AppMySite account password.

Two-factor authentication

One of the best ways to ensure account security is to enable two-factor authentication on your account. This will notify you every time anyone tries to access your account.

Conclusion

We discussed the best practices to create a strong password and managing it later for added security to your account. However, hackers are always in the look-out to penetrating any account anywhere.
It, therefore, becomes your responsibility to be vigilant about the safety of your account credentials. Always create a strong password and manage it’s security well to make hacker’s lives difficult.