Basic Complexity Rules for Network Passwords

Issue/Question

What are the requirements for a network password?

Environment

  • Network Password
  • Staff
  • Faculty
  • Students

Resolution

  • Password must be at least 12 characters
  • Password cannot contain the user name
  • Must contain characters from three of the four following categories: 
    • Uppercase letters  
    • Lowercase letters  
    • Number (0 through 9) 
    • Non-alphanumeric characters (special characters): a space and (~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;"'<>,.?/)  
  • Passwords expire after 365 days 

For more information please visit the Computer Systems Access Management Standard.

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Article ID: 141209
Created
Mon 2/7/22 12:56 PM
Modified
Mon 4/1/24 2:14 PM