Subject Computer Science C-Family Programming

Question

Password Strength Program
Create a .cpp program that verifies the strength of a password that a user is entering is strong (complex/secure) enough. In the main area of the program, prompt the user to enter a password. Then, call a function, passing into it the password that they entered.
In the function, use whatever .cpp commands or built-in functions are available to ensure:
a. The password is at least 8 characters in length.
b. The password is mixed case (upper and lower).
c. You have at least one of these valid special characters in your password:
$ ! @ % ^ & * #
The function will determine if the password is strong enough and then output the correct message. Here is a sample run and output from the program:

First Run:
Enter a password: thisis
Your password length is too short. Please choose a password that is at least 8 characters long.
Your password is not a mixed case. Please choose a password with mixed case.
You do not have a valid special character in your password. Please add at least one special character.

Second Run:
Enter a password: thisismypassword
Your password is not a mixed case. Please choose a password with mixed case.
You do not have a valid special character in your password. Please add at least one special character.

Third Run:
Enter a password: Thisismypassword
You do not have a valid special character in your password. Please add at least one special character.

Fourth Run:
Enter a password: thisis!myPassWORD
Thank you. Your password is valid.

Solution Preview

This material may consist of step-by-step explanations on how to solve a problem or examples of proper writing, including the use of citations, references, bibliographies, and formatting. This material is made available for the sole purpose of studying and learning - misuse is strictly forbidden.

#include <iostream>
#include <string>

using namespace std;

void passvalid(string pw)
{
bool lower = false;
bool upper = false;
bool specialcharacter = false;
bool valid = true;

if (pw.size() < 8)...

This is only a preview of the solution. Please use the purchase button to see the entire solution

Related Homework Solutions

Get help from a qualified tutor
Live Chats