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javascript regex for password containing at least 8 characters, 1 number, 1 upper and 1 lowercase [duplicate]

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment

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I guess your regular expression should look like:

(/^(?=.*\d)(?=.*[a-z])(?=.*[A-Z])[0-9a-zA-Z]{8,}$/)

Here is an explanation:

(/^
(?=.*\d)                //should contain at least one digit
(?=.*[a-z])             //should contain at least one lower case
(?=.*[A-Z])             //should contain at least one upper case
[a-zA-Z0-9]{8,}         //should contain at least 8 from the mentioned characters
$/)

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Using individual regular expressions to test the different parts would be considerably easier than trying to get one single regular expression to cover all of them. It also makes it easier to add or remove validation criteria.

Note, also, that your usage of .filter() was incorrect; it will always return a jQuery object (which is considered truthy in JavaScript). Personally, I’d use an .each() loop to iterate over all of the inputs, and report individual pass/fail statuses. Something like the below:

$(".buttonClick").click(function () {

    $("input[type=text]").each(function () {
        var validated =  true;
        if(this.value.length < 8)
            validated = false;
        if(!/\d/.test(this.value))
            validated = false;
        if(!/[a-z]/.test(this.value))
            validated = false;
        if(!/[A-Z]/.test(this.value))
            validated = false;
        if(/[^0-9a-zA-Z]/.test(this.value))
            validated = false;
        $('div').text(validated ? "pass" : "fail");
        // use DOM traversal to select the correct div for this input above
    });
});

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Your regex only allows exactly 8 characters. Use {8,} to specify eight or more instead of {8}.

But why would you limit the allowed character range for your passwords? 8-character alphanumeric passwords can be bruteforced by my phone within minutes.

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At least 8 = {8,}:

str.match(/^(?=.*[0-9])(?=.*[a-z])(?=.*[A-Z])([a-zA-Z0-9]{8,})$/)