Your Lexer Password

At Lexer, we take security very seriously. We hold a huge amount of data, and need to make sure only trusted people like you can access it. With this in mind, the first step is to set up a good, solid password.

Get started

If you’re just getting started with Lexer, and are in the process of setting up your account, you may have already received an email invitation to join your team.

To guide you through the initial setup, check out our guide to managing your account.

If you’re having any trouble with this first step, reach out to Lexer Support for help.

What makes a good password?

You’d think that a seemingly random string of letters, numbers, and non-alphanumeric characters would make for a great password, right? Unfortunately, that’s not the case…

We use a password strength estimator to determine how ‘guessable’ your password is, and throw an error that says your password is too easy if it detects common patterns. These could include:

Pattern Example
Dates 05101996, 20101225
Repeats mmm, 888
Sequences abcd, 1234
Keyboard patterns qwertyuiop, !@#$%^&*
l33t speak L3x3r, p4$$w0rd

Passwords that contain your email, first name, last name, mobile number, or the word ‘Lexer’ will also be rejected.

So while a combination of any of these might seem hard to guess, a computer could actually work this out quite quickly.

Instead, we recommend using a selection of random words. Enjoy this xkcd comic that explains why:

Added security

To add another layer of security to your account, we recommend enabling two factor authentication (2FA)

Check out out guide on Enabling two factor authentication to set this up now.