New Password Requirements and Recommendations

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There have been some questions lately regarding the new password requirements.  This article is meant to clarify and give recommendations for good passwords.

Password requirements:
Must be at least 7 characters
Must have at least 1 uppercase letter
Must have at least 1 lowercase letter
Must have at least 1 number
Must have at least 1 symbol, such as ` ! ? $ ? % ^ & * ( ) _ – + = { [ } ] : ; @ ‘ ~ # | \ < , > . /
Must not not be one of your previous 4 passwords

Recommendations for passwords
Do not use your name
Do not use your login
Do not use your friend’s name
Do not use your family member’s name
Do not use a dictionary word
Do not use a common name

To see some good examples or for help creating a good password please visit the strong password generator


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