FLEXMLS update for Login Security

In an effort to improve security, the process for resetting your password from the login screen will be more intuitive and user-friendly. Additionally, the minimum requirements for your Flexmls password are getting stronger. When you set a new password, it will require a minimum of 6 characters (containing at least one character and one number) and you will no longer be limited to using only 8 characters.

When Will it Change?

Beginning on November 29, these changes will be enforced when changing your password. 

Note: You will not be forced to change your password on November 29, and you can continue to use your current password, even if it does not meet the new minimum strength requirements. You will only be required to use a password that meets the minimum strength requirements when you change your password after November 29. 

Who Will Be Affected?

When you change your password after November 29, the process will follow the steps outlined below in the What Will Change section. 

Whether you are changing your password as a result of an MLS requirement to update it every few months or you've forgotten your password and are requesting a new one, the new password must be between 6 and 100 characters and contain a minimum of one number and one character. 

What Will Change?

Password Strength 

Passwords must be between 6 and 100 characters and contain a minimum of one number and one character. Additionally, the most commonly used passwords - such as using your login as your password or using words like 'password' - are not permitted. Also note, if your MLS currently prevents you from using previously used passwords, that requirement will still be in effect. 

When changing your password, you will receive a prompt to meet these requirements if the new password you've entered doesn't meet the minimum strength requirements. 

Why Are We Making This Change?

Increasing the strength requirements for your password makes your account more secure, while streamlining the process for requesting a new password offers a better user experience. The new process eliminates the need to use a temporary password, and when you receive a Password Reset email, you are not required to change your password and can ignore it if it was sent in error.