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Pin Input

Component it is commonly used to input secure authentication or verification

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The Pin Input component typically consists of a series of input fields, each representing a single digit of the PIN. The fields are arranged horizontally or vertically, depending on the design. Each input field is usually represented by a box or a circle where users can enter a digit.

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  1. Input Fields: Individual input fields where users enter digits of the PIN.
  2. Security Masking: The ability to hide or mask the entered digits, typically with asterisks (*).
  3. Error Indicators: Visual cues to highlight input errors, such as red borders or error messages.


Pin input components can be used in a variety of contexts, such as:

  • Login forms
  • Two-factor authentication screens
  • OTP verification screens
  • Credit card PIN entry screens

When to use

  • When you need to collect a short sequence of digits from a user, such as for authentication or authorization purposes.
  • When you need to protect the user's privacy and security by hiding their PIN as they are entering it.

When not to use

  • When you need to collect a long sequence of digits from a user, such as a phone number or social security number.
  • When you need to collect alphanumeric characters from a user.
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Limit the Pin Input to 6 digits to mitigate cognitive biases related to memory and recall.

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Too much digits will make user have too much cognitive load.


To ensure that the Pin Input component is accessible to all users, consider the following guidelines:

  • Make sure that the pin input component fully navigable and operable using a keyboard.
  • Ensure screen readers can interpret and announce the input fields and errors accurately.
  • Maintain a clear focus indicator for each input field to help keyboard users.
  • Provide proper ARIA labels to assist screen reader users in understanding the purpose of the Pin Input.
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Prioritize user data security by masking the entered digits to prevent onlookers from accessing sensitive information.

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Never display the entered digits in plaintext; always mask or hide them for security.

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Visual cues to highlight input errors, such as red borders or error messages.

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No visual cues to highlight input errors


When integrating the Pin Input component, consider the following content guidelines:

  • Clear and concise label or title to provide context for the Pin Input.
  • Placeholders in the input fields to indicate the expected format, e.g., “Enter your 6-digit PIN.”
  • Clear and informative error messages that guide users in resolving issues.
  • Secure masked to protect user input.
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Provide clear feedback on the number of incorrect digits entered

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Avoid fot not using any feedback at all regarding digit input errors