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Feature Spotlight: Client Area Password Generation Tool

By Matt / September 12th, 2019

Over the past few years, password leaks have become more and more common.

Some estimates suggest the number of passwords lost or stolen in 2018 alone was over 3 billion - that's over 8 million per day!

To make matters worse, many people still use the same password for multiple websites, and use passwords that are easy to guess such as birthdays, names or favourite sports teams.

One of the best ways to keep passwords secure is to use different passwords for each service that you use, but in a recent survey, less than 2 in 10 of the respondents said they used a random password generator.

So in WHMCS 7.8, we've introduced a Password Generator tool that is designed to encourage the use of more secure password practices for users and their hosting services.

The new Password Generator tool is available for all password fields within the WHMCS client area including initial signup/registration and the password change or reset process both for hosting accounts and the WHMCS client area itself.

Next to all password fields, customers will now have the option to generate a password.

Upon clicking the button, a strong and secure password will be randomly generated. The default length is 12 characters but users have the option to customise this should they wish.

Once happy with their password, they can click the Copy and Insert button to copy the password to their clipboard and automatically insert it into the form.

We hope you and your customers will find the new functionality helpful, and we hope that it helps prevent more users becoming part of a statistic of users that failured to secure their accounts.

If you have any questions about the new functionality, we invite you to ask them in the comments below.

To learn more about WHMCS 7.8 and the other new features and functionality, please visit the WHMCS 7.8 What's New Microsite. WHMCS 7.8 is available to download and install today.

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