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Release Notes

Version 1.6.4 - 23Sep2023

Issue Description
passay-139 Add password rule for
passay-134 Add missing Polish characters

Version 1.6.3 - 19Mar2023

Issue Description
passay-139 Missing possibility to translate “contains”, “starts with” and “ends with”
passay-134 RepeatCharacterRegexRule generates an exception in certain Locales

Version 1.6.2 - 02Aug2022

Issue Description
passay-133 Add keyboard sequence for german QWERTZ layout
passay-132 Add CyrillicModernCharacterData and CyrillicModernSequenceData

Version 1.6.1 - 21Jul2021

Issue Description
passay-129 Fix buffer overflow in PasswordGenerator
passay-128 Add CyrillicCharacterData and CyrillicSequenceData
passay-125 Add CzechCharacterData and CzechSequenceData

Version 1.6.0 - 12Apr2020

Note that the default message property file name has changed from to

Issue Description
passay-117 Add support for pattern flags in regular expression rules
passay-112 Add support for messaging via resource bundles
passay-109 Support multiple messages for single character based rules
passay-108 Add german CharacterData/SequenceData
passay-105 Add PolishCharacterData and PolishSequenceData
passay-103 Support plain and zipped streams in WordLists utility

Version 1.5.0 - 12Apr2019

Issue Description
passay-98 NoSuchMethodErrors using Buffer when compiling on JDK9+
passay-94 Salted references
passay-92 Add RepeatCharactersRule
passay-91 Add CharacterOccurrencesRule
passay-89 Simplify and optimize IllegalSequenceRule
passay-84, passay-85, passay-88 Ternary Tree improvements

Version 1.4.0 - 09Jan2019

Issue Description
passay-80 Add BloomFilter dictionary
passay-78 Add support for digested dictionaries
passay-76 Support BCryptHashBean
passay-72 BufferOverflowException for certain cachePercent and file sizes

Version 1.3.1 - 22Feb2018

Issue Description
passay-71 Add RuleResultMetadata
passay-68 Always return only one result for HistoryRule
passay-67 JDBCDictionary size throws exception
passay-64 Bug in PasswordData#newPasswordData
passay-63 Support Spring MessageResolver
passay-58 PasswordValidator should use PECS generic

Version 1.3.0 - 18Jul2017 (Requires Java 8)

Note that cryptacular is now an optional dependency. If you use the DigestHistoryRule or DigestSourceRule, you must add an explicit dependency on org.cryptacular.

Issue Description
passay-55 Change PasswordValidator constructor to comply with PECS
passay-47 Improve FileWordList to support large files
passay-43 Variable ruleset based on password length
passay-42 NPE check in UsernameRule#validate
passay-41 Make cryptacular an optional dependency

Version 1.2.0 - 11Aug2016 (Requires Java 8)

Issue Description
passay-32 Tilda character missing as a special character
passay-18 Develop Entropy-Based Password Strength Evaluation

Version 1.1.0 - 22Jul2015 (Requires Java 7)

Issue Description
passay-24 Add OSGi manifest entries
passay-23 SequenceRule refactoring

Version 1.0 - 01Dec2014 (Requires Java 6)

Initial Release