Passwords to the university’s enterprise systems are a vital part of securing access to university data. In order to better protect against an ever changing threat landscape, as well as updated security recommendations, ITS will be implementing a change in the complexity requirements for all faculty and staff passwords.
What are the new requirements?
Moving forward, all new passwords will be required to have a minimum of twelve (12) characters.
All other complexity requirements will remain the same, including meeting three of the following four items:
– Lowercase character(s)
– Uppercase character(s)
– Special character(s)
Who will This Affect?
These improved requirements will be required for all new accounts and any existing accounts seeking to update a password.
As a reminder, passwords should not contain your NUID, first name, last name, username, or email address.
NOTE: If you use either the ePrint or Internet Native Banner (INB) services, please be aware that these services may not work if you select a password with a special character.
For any questions or concerns about password requirements or new security measures, please reach out to the Office of Information Security at firstname.lastname@example.org.