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Password Requirements Reminder

Sep 8, 2021 | IT

As we transition into the school year, please remember that we updated our password requirements in April. When logging into your computer you will need to provide both your username and passphrase.

Your username is the first section of your email before the

If you are asked to change/update your password. Your passphrase will need to include:

  • At least 12 characters
  • At least 1 lower case
  • At least 1 upper case
  • At least 1 number
  • At least 1 special character

While these requirements can sound overwhelming, there are a few tricks to making a passphrase that is both secure and easy to remember.

  • Try subbing a number for a letter in a word, such as 3 for E in R3D
  • Try subbing a special character for a letter in a word, such as ! for i in l!ttle
  • Try building the phrase around an interest or a sentence that would be easy to remember, such as:
    • ILov3mydogsp0t!
    • !h8tepickles