Originally Posted by cflsystems
This password thing was an option in previous versions.... I too don't see the need to hard code it.
This is a part of security improvements introduced in 4.5.5.
"Weak" passwords are not suitable for admin/provider accounts now.
There is still an option to enable/disable such feature, but it only affects customer accounts.
p.s. Simply increasing a password length from 6 to 7 characters you increase password discovery time by about 100 times.
You can refer to the following page for more info: