Password type: 6-digit-PIN

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21 Jul, 2017 09:18 AM

More and more sites have a 6-digit-PIN set as default length (e.g. iPhone device PIN). Since MPW only calculates 4-digit pins, i usually put the iphone setting back to 4 digits so i could use mpw. But the degraded security also makes me uneasy.

You suggested in this 2014-post

that you have this planned. When can we expect it?

Best regards

  1. 1 Posted by BB on 13 Mar, 2019 02:05 PM

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    hello !

    I have exactly the same problem !
    French banks frequently ask 6 digits password, sometimes they ask 8 digit password ..
    Some other websites ask for such passwords, as well as phone PIN ..

    it would be so nice to be able to set how many digits does a PIN password have.

    Except this, MP works very fine ! Great job,


  2. 2 Posted by dreamstogo on 28 Apr, 2019 12:17 PM

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    Same issue. I have banks in France also which require 6 and 8 digit PINs.
    This makes MasterPassword unusable for me at present, however I am truly attracted to the concept.
    Do you plan to allow the length of the PIN to be defined by the user and, if so, by when?

  3. 3 Posted by picadeli on 28 Apr, 2019 06:41 PM

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    In the mean time, you could just repeat the sequence to fill the missing digits.
    For example, if the generated PIN is 1745 then you do 174517 for your 6-digit PIN.
    Who would guess you're making your PIN's that way? ;)

  4. 4 Posted by BB on 29 Apr, 2019 07:21 AM

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    thanks picadeli, I like your tip ! :) Even if I hope for a long terme solution:)

  5. 5 Posted by dreamstogo on 29 Apr, 2019 09:20 AM

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    Thanks picadeli, good suggestion! A full solution would be better though...

  6. 6 Posted by ayumihideko on 18 Jun, 2019 09:12 PM

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  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Avonlea on 19 Jun, 2019 04:42 PM

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    Hi all!

    This is an ongoing consideration for us - the toss up is that while adding more templates offers more customization, it also makes password recovery more challenging in the event of unexpected total loss. For every request we get to add additional templates we get at least one request for recovery support - and since we don't have access to any user information, we're very limited in our ability to help with that.

    This discussion is up on GitLab in case you want to follow it - see issue #130:

  8. Avonlea closed this discussion on 19 Jun, 2019 05:25 PM.

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