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Change User Password Dialog

It is a good policy to routinely change your password to protect data, even in what you may consider a ‘safe’ environment. In the workplace, failure to apply an appropriate password policy could leave you in breach of Data Protection laws.

Please consider the following guidelines when selecting a password:

  • Ensure that your password is an adequate length; 6 characters should be the absolute minimum number of characters in the password.

  • The minimum password length is set by default to six characters. This value can be changed by setting the PASSWORD_LENGTH_MIN option to desired length in pgAdmin configuration; see The File for more information.

  • Ensure that your password is not open to dictionary attacks. Use a mixture of upper and lower case letters and numerics, and avoid words or names. Consider using the first letter from each word in a phrase that you will remember easily but is an unfamiliar acronym.

  • Ensure that your password is changed regularly; at minimum, change it every ninety days.

The guidelines above should be considered a starting point: They are not a comprehensive list and they will not guarantee security.

Change current user password dialog

Use the Change Password dialog to change your password:

  • Enter your existing password in the Current Password field.

  • Enter the desired password for in the New Password field.

  • Re-enter the new password in the Confirm Password field.

Click the Change Password button to change your password; click Close to exit the dialog.