Confirm Password with jQuery Validate

It works if id value and name value are different:

<input type="password" class="form-control"name="password" id="mainpassword">
password: {     required: true,     } , 
cpassword: {required: true, equalTo: '#mainpassword' },

Remove the required: true rule.

Demo: Fiddle

            rules : {
                password : {
                    minlength : 5
                password_confirm : {
                    minlength : 5,
                    equalTo : "#password"

Just a quick chime in here to hopefully help others... Especially with the newer version (since this is 2 years old)...

Instead of having some static fields defined in JS, you can also use the data-rule-* attributes. You can use built-in rules as well as custom rules.

See for built-in rules.


<p><label>Email: <input type="text" name="email" id="email" data-rule-email="true" required></label></p>
<p><label>Confirm Email: <input type="text" name="email" id="email_confirm" data-rule-email="true" data-rule-equalTo="#email" required></label></p>

Note the data-rule-* attributes.