Who originally picked admin / b username and password combo? Is there a story a behind it? Why b?

I'm just curious if there is a story behind it.

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    b was introduced somewhere in Sitecore6.. in v5 it was empty. No idea why "b" though
    – Gatogordo
    Commented Oct 14, 2017 at 19:11
  • I guess b is chosen because b comes after "a" from admin in alphabetic order. Commented Oct 15, 2017 at 5:54

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It was I that changed the default password to 'b', but it wasn't the result of a great meaningful insight, clever security considerations or a joke.

Truth is I was implementing the Change Password dialog and was flipping between 'a' and 'b'. The dialog happened to work when I was on 'b', and the 'b' password remained in the product.

I think this was in CMS v5+ - not v5.0 because the dialog was added later as far as I remember.


Word on the street is it was a matter of preference.

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  • A would be too easy to guess and surely the invasor would not try b 😉 Commented May 27, 2022 at 0:48

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