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Passwords (WinZip Options)

Select the Passwords tab from the WinZip Options Window to configure WinZip's® Password Policy.

The security of your data depends not only on the strength of the encryption method but also on the strength of your password, including factors such as length and composition of the password. By setting a password policy, you can configure WinZip to disallow encrypting files with a password that does not meet the strength requirements defined by the policy. See Encryption Passwords for more information on the use of passwords.

Select the Passwords tab from the WinZip Options window to control these options:

Password must contain:

  • at least one lowercase character - when this option is checked, a valid password needs to contain at least one lowercase character, a through z.
  • at least one uppercase character - when this option is checked, a valid password needs to contain at least one uppercase character, A through Z.
  • at least one numeric character - when this option is checked, a valid password needs to contain at least one number character, 0 through 9.
  • at least one symbol character - when this option is checked, a valid password needs to contain at least one of the following characters: ~`!@#$%^&*()-_=+[{]}\|;:'"/?.>,< and the space character.
  • A minimum of characters - use this option to specify the minimum length of a password. Eight characters is the default minimum length.

NOTE:

This tab may not be available if your administrator has configured WinZip to implement your corporate Password Policy.

 

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