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Michael Brooks
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Laravel enforcing strict passwords with Regex

Recently I had someone comment on one of my gists which I created a few years ago. It was a gist to help create strict password validation with Regex. I honestly completely forgot about it until that email.

When taking a look, I thought to myself "Oh wow! Did I make this?". I then looked down at the comments which I never saw before and noticed it's helped out quite a lot of people.

I thought it was only fair I should share it to others in case they need it to. So without further ado, here's the link for your viewing pleasure.

https://gist.github.com/Michael-Brooks/fbbba105cd816ef5c016

There are some very helpful comments, so please feel free to read them and I hope it helps you out for your Laravel projects. And if you create something useful in your own code, don't forget to share it in a gist as it could help others.

If you have your very own useful gists, please feel free to share too.

UPDATE: It's been noted that this could be seen as a recommendation or "this is how I think passwords should be done". It isn't and these were requirements from a former client which had been formally agreed upon. I would recommend better password validation rules and using a password strength indicator. This can be seen on my Reddit post here

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