Why do Vend passwords now need to be 8 characters rather than 4?

Nathan Payne
Updated


Setup

  • Vend for Mac or PC
  • Vend for iPad 

Answer

As Vend can be accessed from any iPad or computer, it's really important that passwords are secure to stop unauthorised access.

Security of your data is really important, especially as Vend holds customer info and sale data.

With 4 characters there are a possible 81,450,625 combinations, with 8 characters that goes up to 6,634,204,312,890,625.

If you're looking to speed up the process of switching users, you could set up user switching barcodes - this way cashiers can scan their unique barcode to log in.

Additional Information

Quick User Switching in Vend