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Example for the change password form

During the registration you did choose a password. You can change your password at the change password page at any time.

  1. To change your password request a security code to be sent to your e-mail address.
  2. After receiving the e-mail with the security code enter your e-mail address, security code and new password into the form.
  3. Click "Change" to save the new password.

How to choose a strong password?

  • Do not use any term from geocaching!
  • Following characters are permitted: a-z A-Z 0-9.-_ @äüöÄÜÖ=)(/\&*+~#
  • The password needs to be at least 6 characters long, may have up to 60 characters and contains characters from each of the following four types:
    • Uppercase letters
    • Lowercase letters
    • Numbers
    • permitted special characters
  • Following word are not allowed:
    • open
    • caching
    • no part of your first name (according to your profile)
    • no part of your last name (according to your profile)
    • no part of your user name (according to your profile)
      Examples of the meaning of "no part":
      If your first name is Alessandro your password must not contain Sandro.
      If your user name is Team XYZ your password must neither contain Team nor XYZ.
      Note: If you entered A. as first name the letter A would not be allowed in your password!
  • The password must not contain complete words.
  • The password must not contain keyboard sequences like 123456 or qwertz.

Read more about strong password at Wikipedia: Password strength.