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Regular Expression Validation for Complex Passwords

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Hi All,

Could anyone provide me with the regexp validation for the following string criterion:

Must be min of 10 characters; and
Must include 3 of the 4 character types -
    Upper case letters
    Lower case letters
    numerals
    special characters

Many thanks,

Rit
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Nilang Shah has an example of almost exactly your question. He expects all four types to be present.

You can extend this expression using the 'or'-sign (|) to combine the separate expressions that include 3 of the 4 types.

Something like this will do :)


^.*(?=.{10,})(?=.*[a-z])(?=.*[A-Z])(?=.*[@#$%^&+=]).*$|^.*(?=.{10,})(?=.*\d)(?=.*[A-Z])(?=.*[@#$%^&+=]).*$|^.*(?=.{10,})(?=.*\d)(?=.*[a-z])(?=.*[@#$%^&+=]).*$|^.*(?=.{10,})(?=.*\d)(?=.*[a-z])(?=.*[A-Z]).*$
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Excellent, thanks.
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