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Setting your new password requires the following:
 
  • Password Length: must be at least 8 characters.
  • Password Complexity: must include three out of the following four categories, uppercase letters (A-Z), lowercase letters (a-z), base 10 digits (0-9), or non-alphabetic (!, $, #, %). It cannot be any combination of your birth name or userid. A sentence can serve as a password, these are often called passphrases and are typically easier to remember.
  • Password Lifecycle: passwords will be good for one year (365 days), after which they will need to be changed. Passwords cannot be reused until after 10 password changes.
  • Password Storage : passwords are to be used and stored in a secure manner, passwords are not to be written down or stored electronically unless in a program specifically designed for securing passwords and in of itself protected with a password.