Your website is part of the greater Cadenza network, a supported system of a centrally managed database and code base. As such, your Username must be unique and different than any other Cadenza user, regardless of which site they belong to, much the same as your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn Username.
Choose a Username that suits you best and is easy to remember. Usernames are assigned on a first come, first serve basis, so early adopters will likely be able to get the Username of their choice.
Usernames cannot be changed for a user once they are assigned.
Usernames can only contain lowercase letters (a-z) and numbers.
Also, you must avoid usernames like: admin, administrator, test, demo, login, or ftpuser. These usernames are often tested by hackers attempting to break into a website.
Your Username is used to login and to identify you, but doesn’t have to appear publically on your site. When you manage your Profile, you will be able to select how you want your name to appear, by:
- First Name
- Last Name
- First Name, Last Name
- Last Name, First Name
Passwords are critical to keeping your website secure. Cadenza utilizes a STRONG PASSWORD function to force all users to use only a strong password for logging in. When you first login, you are sent a WordPress generated strong password, which will be a random combination of upper and lowercase characters with numbers and special characters. These passwords are difficult to remember, but also impossible to guess. If you utilize a password manager, then it may not be necessary for you to remember this password, but you will more likely want to create your own strong personal password that is easier to remember.
Create a strong password
Weak passwords – those that aren’t hard to guess or are common words– can be easily cracked. Strong passwords are VERY important. Here are some tips for creating or changing your password:
- Use a different password for each online account. Using the same password for more than one account risks multiple exposures if one site you use is hacked.
- Do not use people’s names or special dates as passwords. Avoid any combination of characters that collegues, friends or acquaintances can easily guess.
- Use syllables or acronyms. Avoid using complete words that appear in any dictionary regardless of the language.
- Mix it up! Use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and punctuation or special characters, such as &^$#.
Keep your password safe
Having a strong password is only one of the steps in protecting your account. Here are some tips to help you keep your password safe:
- Keep it to yourself. Do not share your password with others.
- Keep your passwords safe. Don’t write them down in a place where others can find them. You may want to consider using a password manager program to securely store your passwords.
To set or change your password, do the following:
- From your Dashboard, navigate to Users > Your Profile
- Scroll down to the Account Management section
- Click the Generate Password button
- WordPress will generate a Strong password for you
- To use this as your new password, write it down or copy and paste it into your password manager or a document, then click the Update Profile button at the bottom of the screen.
- If you want to create your own password, simply type over the strong password you were given. WordPress will evaluate the password as you add characters and let you know when you’ve attained Strong status.
- Once you have a Strong password that you are happy with, write it down or copy and paste it into your password manager or a document, then click the Update Profile button at the bottom of the screen.
It is good practice to change your password from time to time, especially if you suspect that your password or account has been in any way compromised.
Retaining a strong password is critical to maintaining the integrity of your account, as well as the entire Cadenza network. Assuring that you have a Strong Password is a component of the Cadenza Terms and Conditions of service.