How to Test Password Strength

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Verifying a password on the front-end first will help a visitor from endlessly correcting problems. Using regular expressions this code snippet tests if a password is strong enough. But don’t also forget to validate your forms on the server side as well!

$('#pass').keyup(function(e) {
     var strongRegex = new RegExp("^(?=.{8,})(?=.*[A-Z])(?=.*[a-z])(?=.*[0-9])(?=.*\W).*$", "g");
     var mediumRegex = new RegExp("^(?=.{7,})(((?=.*[A-Z])(?=.*[a-z]))|((?=.*[A-Z])(?=.*[0-9]))|((?=.*[a-z])(?=.*[0-9]))).*$", "g");
     var enoughRegex = new RegExp("(?=.{6,}).*", "g");
     if (false == enoughRegex.test($(this).val())) {
             $('#passstrength').html('More Characters');
     } else if (strongRegex.test($(this).val())) {
             $('#passstrength').className = 'ok';
             $('#passstrength').html('Strong!');
     } else if (mediumRegex.test($(this).val())) {
             $('#passstrength').className = 'alert';
             $('#passstrength').html('Medium!');
     } else {
             $('#passstrength').className = 'error';
             $('#passstrength').html('Weak!');
     }
     return true;
});

Assumes this HTML

<input type="password" name="pass" id="pass" />
<span id="passstrength"></span>

For Reference:

Password Strength

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