point scoring system
kiki2005 (5)

How would I make a code that would check the password for the following and add or subtract the following points :

  • the amount of characters is equal to the first amount of points
  • capital letters + 5 points
  • lower case letters +5 points
  • digits(1-9) + 5 points for each one
  • special characters(!$%^&*()_-+=) + 5 points
  • only capital letter -5 points
  • only lowercase letters -5 points
  • only digits -5 points
  • only special characters -5
  • if the password contains three consecutive letters based on the layout of the UK QWERTY keyboard -5 points for each set of three.

In addition I would also like to know how to generate a random password that follows the point scoring system above and has 8-12 letters.The password would have to be classified as strong to be shared with the user.
Password strengths

  • 20+ is strong
  • 0 or less is weak
  • anything else is medium
You are viewing a single comment. View All
EchoCoding (252)

Hello @kiki2005,

I started the program out for you. By using the len command in python, it will return the length of the string. From there, simply use other functions such as .isupper() and .islower().

points = 0 # set the point value to zero

password = input("Enter your password: ")
length = len(password) # length of password

uppers = [x for x in password if x.isupper()] # check for uppercase letters
uppernum = len(uppers) # find the number of uppercase letters

lowers = [x for x in password if x.islower()] # check for lowercase letters
lowernum = len(lowers) # find the number of lowercase letters

. . .


points = points + length + (uppernum * 5) + (lowernum * 5) # add the final point total
print(points) # get your answer

Using if statements, or logical analysis, can change how the point values are used. Instead of doing (uppernum * 5) or (lowernum * 5), you can do if . . . lowernum =+ 5.

Hope this helped!

kiki2005 (5)

@EchoCoding thank you so much for your help.the explanation on each line really helps me to understand each part of it as well.Thank you

EchoCoding (252)

@kiki2005 Of course! If you have any other questions feel free to ask.