Password requirements


Coinbase Support never asks for your account password or 2-step verification codes.

What are the password requirements on Coinbase?

Coinbase passwords must:

  • Be a minimum of 8 characters

  • Have both uppercase and lowercase letters

  • Must include a number

  • Include at least one special character.

Additionally, passwords must have an estimated offline crack time over 6,000 seconds. We do not enforce arbitrary restrictions on numbers, special characters, or maximum password length, however any passwords longer than 72 characters will be truncated.

How do I choose a good password?

Coinbase strongly recommends the use of password manager software, such as 1Password. A password manager can generate random, unique passwords for each website you visit. It can also automatically fill in passwords for you and can protect you against phishing attacks.

If you don't want to use a password manager:

  • Be sure to use a long, random password that is unique to your Coinbase account. 

  • Do not reuse passwords from other websites, especially your email account.

  • You can use a passphrase (a sentence or group of words), but do not choose a phrase from a book or a movie as hackers have access to sophisticated databases of such quotes.

My password is long and random, why does it have a low crack time?

We check all passwords against password dumps and leaks across the internet. It's possible that your password was found in one of these dumps. We recommend you change your password immediately if this is the case.

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