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Safe Computing

Strong Passwords

Campus domain and CMS password policies mandate using strong passwords that follow the criteria below.

  • Must not have been used as your previous five (5) Active Directory passwords
  • Must not contain your full name or Active Directory user name
  • Must be at least 8 characters
  • Must contain at least three (3) of the following four (4) character types:
  • Uppercase letters (A through Z)
  • Lowercase letters (a through z)
  • Numbers (0 through 9)
  • Special characters (such as: !, $, %, #)