Important Notice About Your Twitch Account
For your protection, we have expired passwords and stream keys and have disconnected accounts from Twitter and YouTube. As a result, you will be prompted to create a new password the next time you attempt to log into your Twitch account.
Edit:Regarding many questions about password security and the complexity of our password reset flow:
What are your password requirements?
The password requirements revolve around algorithmic complexity (entropy), and thus are non-intuitive. The password rating we employ is there to help you create a secure password.
How do I create a secure password?
In order to create a secure password, we suggest you use a long random character string with a mix of character types (letters, numbers, symbols). To make it easy to remember, feel free to use words from the dictionary with multiple uncommon string substitutions.
- Bad: Applesauce1! – You’re using different character types, but the majority of the password is a single word from the dictionary
- Okay: ILoveGreenApplesauce – You’re using multiple words and lots of characters, but the words are too common.
- Good: !70v3Gr33n@pple$auce? – You’re using multiple words and lots of characters with uncommon substitutions. Good job.
Best: Use a reputable password manager with a random password generator.
Edit #2: We’ve heard your concerns about overly-restrictive password requirements, and have reduced them to an 8 character minimum. Best practices regarding password security remain true.