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The reason why the old password field is shown is to validate you are the account holder. The reason why the new password field is repeated twice is because the password fields are usually masked and the user cannot see what they are typing, so by asking twice you ensure there are no unintended typos (after all we are only human and make typing mistakes all ...


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There are a couple of things going on here. If a user has chosen or been prompted to change their password it is usually for security reasons. The requirement for a password that differs from the old one depends on the level of security you need to implement: In financial institutions they often require a password of more than 8 characters which must ...


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Honestly, I don't like any of these. Repeating the username would be an unnecessary action for the user, especially if this is applied to an optional field. We don't really want to occupy the space of two input fields for a secondary/optional feature. The usage of checkboxes can be easily avoided too, by simplifying the mechanism. I would propose the ...


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I dont think that confirming the email address is just about having a communication channel to the user. I think that confirming emails is an absolute must, if not you have to cleanup in order to ensure that no one spoofs existing emails of other users. E.g. someone can register all emails of another user to troll him. Or if he merely mistyped his email, ...



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