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ValidateStrenght alert. What does it mean and how to fix it?


A visitor is trying to create a new account, but is being shown the alert ValidateStrenght in a red banner and so the registration is not completed.

I'm enclosing a screenshot. Any idea on what the issue could be?

Thank you!


  • vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP

    It might mean that the password they entered is not strong enough . Or that you did not set up something right with regard to permissions and registration.

  • R_JR_J Cheerleader & Troubleshooter Munich Moderator

    You should add a translation for that in your locale file:

    1. If it is not already existing, create a file /conf/locale.php
    2. Make sure the first line is <?php
    3. Add $Definition['ValidateStrength'] = 'your translation here'; to the end of that file.

    The original message is "The supplied %s is too weak. Try using a stronger password and use the strength meter as a guide."
    %s will be replace with the translation for "password" in this case (that's only a guess). Think of it as a placeholder and use it like that in your own translation.

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