Strength Check

POSThttps://test.stytch.com/v1/b2b/passwords/strength_check

This API allows you to check whether the user’s provided password is valid, and to provide feedback to the user on how to increase the strength of their password.

This endpoint adapts to your Project's password strength configuration. If you're using zxcvbn, the default, your passwords are considered valid if the strength score is >= 3. If you're using LUDS, your passwords are considered valid if they meet the requirements that you've set with Stytch. You may update your password strength configuration in the stytch dashboard.

Password feedback

The zxcvbn_feedback and luds_feedback objects contains relevant fields for you to relay feedback to users that failed to create a strong enough password.

If you're using zxcvbn, the feedback object will contain warning and suggestions for any password that does not meet the zxcvbn strength requirements. You can return these strings directly to the user to help them craft a strong password.

If you're using LUDS, the feedback object will contain a collection of fields that the user failed or passed. You'll want to prompt the user to create a password that meets all requirements that they failed.


Body parameters


password*string

email_addressstring

Response fields


request_idstring

status_codeint

breach_detection_on_createboolean

breached_passwordboolean

luds_feedbackobject

zxcvbn_feedbackobject

scoreint

strength_policyint

valid_passwordboolean
curl --request POST \
  --url https://test.stytch.com/v1/b2b/passwords/strength_check \
  -u 'PROJECT_ID:SECRET' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -d '{
    "password": "Ta_%4jbpC$V0RgBG"
  }'

RESPONSE

200
{
    "breach_detection_on_create": true,
    "breached_password": false,
    "luds_feedback": {},
    "request_id": "request-id-test-f3aca0eb-e38f-4e0a-b5cc-e6e52ad88c71",
    "score": 0,
    "status_code": 200,
    "strength_policy": "zxcvbn",
    "valid_password": false,
    "zxcvbn_feedback": {
        "suggestions": [
            "Add another word or two. Uncommon words are better."
        ],
        "warning": ""
    }
}