Microsoft Webmaster Account Signup – Password Limitation

I just signed up to enable Microsoft webmaster tools for this site and while doing so encountered an interesting error message with regard to password length –

Microsoft Password Limitation for Webmaster Signup

I must say this surprises me greatly though to be fair this isn’t the first time I have come across this problem. I have previously liaised with other companies service desks to get password length limitations removed, especially those that don’t offer multi-factor authentication.

Tools such as LastPass allow us to auto-generate very long complex passwords and while these are by no means the best option (multi-factor will always trump them) it’s better than something short and easy to guess.

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