"Password is among the 1,000,000 most common ones."


I’m trying to share a file and use a password. It appears that the password I wanted to use is “too common” according to NextCloud, the result is the link to the file is not password protected at all.

I would like to know if it can be possible to allow users to share files with a weak password rather than no password. There are cases where it this useful, for example, when sending a link by email, when you want to prevent some services from automatically downloading and parsing any link in the email.


Go to Admin/Settings | Security | Password policy and uncheck the option “Forbid common passwords”.

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That does the trick. Thanks.

If there was a feature request in this thread, it would be to allow common passwords only for file sharing. I’d like users to have “good passwords” but for file sharing, sometimes it’s okay to have an easy password.

Cheers and thanks again.

Here is the feature request issue 8464 to implement commons passwords for file sharing after user confirmation. Feel free to give it a thumbs up reaction if you wish.

It´s closed :smiley: So I think a thumbs up will be not recognised :wink:

Sorry, I do not have a Github account.

Might want to join since 100% of Nextcloud development happens there. :wink: