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min_password_length option [database]

Sets the minimum length for new passwords in the database.

Allowed values


The value is in bytes. For single-byte character sets, this is the same as the number of characters.


0 characters


Can only be set for the PUBLIC group. Takes effect immediately. DBA permissions are required to set this option.


This option allows the database administrator to impose a minimum length on all new passwords for greater security. Existing passwords are not affected. Passwords have a maximum length of 255 bytes and are case sensitive.

See also

Set the minimum length for new passwords to 6 bytes.

SET OPTION PUBLIC.min_password_length = 6;