In SQL Server 2022-based applications, is there any specified minimum and maximum length requirements for passwords. Also is this length vary from 2019 version.

Mahesh Kumar 20 Reputation points

I am creating an application and I am using SQL server 2022, and I am giving password whose length is in between 3-5. But I am getting error like length of password is too short.
This error is not observed when I am using SQL server 2019 and using password of same length.

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  1. ZoeHui-MSFT 30,881 Reputation points

    Hi @Mahesh Kumar, SQL Server can use Windows password policy mechanisms. The password policy applies to a login that uses SQL Server authentication, and to a contained database user with password.

    SQL Server can apply the same complexity and expiration policies used in Windows to passwords used inside SQL Server. This functionality depends on the API.NetValidatePasswordPolicy


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  1. Olaf Helper 39,181 Reputation points

    But I am getting error like length of password is too short.

    SQL Server don't have it's own password policy, it uses the policy of the Windows domain and if an admin decided, passwords must have a longer length the 5 characters, then your app has to follow that policy. See

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