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Password policy

Aiven is committed to keeping your data secure. Creating a strong password makes it harder for attackers to gain unauthorized access to your account.

Creating a strong password is a first step in securing your account. You can add another layer of security by enabling two-factor authentication.

Password requirements

Aiven enforces the following rules for password strength:

  • Minimum length is 8 characters
  • Cannot contain single repeating characters such as aaaaaaaa
  • Cannot contain your name or email address
  • Cannot contain common words, phrases, or strings such as password, security, or common names
  • Cannot contain words that are very similar to common words such as password1

These rules are also used for service integration passwords. For remote services (for example, sending logs to an external OpenSearch® service), these rules are not enforced, but they are recommended.

Password tips

The following are some suggestions for creating or resetting your Aiven password:

  • Use a password manager to create a randomly generated strong password
  • Use passphrases since these are harder to guess
  • Do not use the same password for multiple services