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Program to check Strength of Password

  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 02 Feb, 2021

A password is said to be strong if it satisfies the following criteria: 

  1. It contains at least one lowercase English character.
  2. It contains at least one uppercase English character.
  3. It contains at least one special character. The special characters are: !@#$%^&*()-+
  4. Its length is at least 8.
  5. It contains at least one digit.

Given a string, find its strength. Let a strong password is one that satisfies all above conditions. A moderate password is one that satisfies first three conditions and has length at least 6. Otherwise password is week.

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Examples : 

Input : “GeeksforGeeks!@12”
Output : Strong

Input : “gfg!@12”
Output : Moderate


// C++ program to check if a given password is
// strong or not.
#include <bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
void printStrongNess(string& input)
    int n = input.length();
    // Checking lower alphabet in string
    bool hasLower = false, hasUpper = false;
    bool hasDigit = false, specialChar = false;
    string normalChars = "abcdefghijklmnopqrstu"
        "vwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ1234567890 ";
    for (int i = 0; i < n; i++) {
        if (islower(input[i]))
            hasLower = true;
        if (isupper(input[i]))
            hasUpper = true;
        if (isdigit(input[i]))
            hasDigit = true;
        size_t special = input.find_first_not_of(normalChars);
        if (special != string::npos)
            specialChar = true;
    // Strength of password
    cout << "Strength of password:-";
    if (hasLower && hasUpper && hasDigit &&
        specialChar && (n >= 8))
        cout << "Strong" << endl;
    else if ((hasLower || hasUpper) &&
             specialChar && (n >= 6))
        cout << "Moderate" << endl;
        cout << "Weak" << endl;
// Driver code
int main()
    string input = "GeeksforGeeks!@12";
    return 0;


// Java implementation fo the above approach
import java.util.*;
class GFG {
    public static void printStrongNess(String input)
        // Checking lower alphabet in string
        int n = input.length();
        boolean hasLower = false, hasUpper = false,
                hasDigit = false, specialChar = false;
        Set<Character> set = new HashSet<Character>(
            Arrays.asList('!', '@', '#', '$', '%', '^', '&',
                          '*', '(', ')', '-', '+'));
        for (char i : input.toCharArray())
            if (Character.isLowerCase(i))
                hasLower = true;
            if (Character.isUpperCase(i))
                hasUpper = true;
            if (Character.isDigit(i))
                hasDigit = true;
            if (set.contains(i))
                specialChar = true;
        // Strength of password
        System.out.print("Strength of password:- ");
        if (hasDigit && hasLower && hasUpper && specialChar
            && (n >= 8))
            System.out.print(" Strong");
        else if ((hasLower || hasUpper || specialChar)
                 && (n >= 6))
            System.out.print(" Moderate");
            System.out.print(" Weak");
    // Driver Code
    public static void main(String[] args)
        String input = "GeeksforGeeks!@12";
// contributed by Ashish Chhabra


# Python3 program to check if a given
# password is strong or not.
def printStrongNess(input_string):
    n = len(input_string)
    # Checking lower alphabet in string
    hasLower = False
    hasUpper = False
    hasDigit = False
    specialChar = False
    normalChars = "abcdefghijklmnopqrstu"
    for i in range(n):
        if input_string[i].islower():
            hasLower = True
        if input_string[i].isupper():
            hasUpper = True
        if input_string[i].isdigit():
            hasDigit = True
        if input_string[i] not in normalChars:
            specialChar = True
    # Strength of password
    print("Strength of password:-", end = "")
    if (hasLower and hasUpper and
        hasDigit and specialChar and n >= 8):
    elif ((hasLower or hasUpper) and
          specialChar and n >= 6):
# Driver code
if __name__=="__main__":
    input_string = "GeeksforGeeks!@12"
# This code is contributed by Yash_R
Strength of password:-Strong

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