Use a strong password containing mixed cases, numbers, and special characters to protect your content and your community identity.

By making a password that is strong enough to stump the guessers, you're not only protecting your own content (including any private content you have), but also the content and activity of others in the community. Here are a few guidelines for making a password that only you know.

  • Make sure at least three characters are upper-case, lower-case, numerals, or punctuation.
  • Try using words instead of numbers — "six" instead of "6", for example.
  • Use numerals instead of letters here and there — "0" instead of "o" would work.
  • Mix uppercase and lowercase letters — as in "feLiX".
  • Add punctuation or other special characters. For example, you could use a "!" or "$" or "@".
  • Use at least eight characters, although you're better off with twelve or more.

If you forget your password, you can ask your community administrator to reset it, or if your community allows you to change your password, you can change it.

Note: Some communities provide a Forgot Password link at the login screen, which enables you to reset your password right there.

To change the password:

  1. Change your password by going to the top right and selecting Your Avatar > Change Password.
    If you don't see Change password, then your community has user password changing disabled and you need to contact a community administrator to change or reset your password.
  2. Change your password using the strength meter to measure how strong you've got it so far, and what you can do to improve it.
  3. Click Save.