https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Requests_for_comment/Passwords was accepted by the Architecture Committee, as discussed in https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Architecture_meetings/RFC_review_2014-03-05.
It was decided that $wgMinimalPasswordLength would be set to 6 bytes by default, pending a few tasks:
- AGREED: increase $wgMinimalPasswordLength to 6 on WMF, and do the patch to login to allow old short passwords
- ACTION: csteipp go ahead and implement the increase in minimum bytelength (sumanah, 21:19:37)
- ACTION: csteipp turn the user group-level requirements into a new RFC https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Requests_for_comment/Passwords#Create_new_password_requirements_for_accounts_with_advanced_user_rights https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=44788 (sumanah, 21:20:04)
- ACTION: csteipp coordinate with the community liaisons, Legal & Community Advocacy, et alia to communicate out about this change before flipping the switch (sumanah, 21:20:45)