University passwords have transitioned to a passphrase system as of August 1.
Passphrases provide extra security during login and only require reset once a year.
You will create your new passphrase when your current password is next scheduled to expire, if you choose to manually reset it. It will take the entire campus about 90 days to transition to the new passphrase system.
A passphrase must be 15 or more characters in length.
OIT recommends a unique, memorable phrase consisting of several words and characters when creating a passphrase.
Keep in mind your passphrase:
- Will expire 365 days (1 year) after reset.
- Should not contain significant portions of your username or full name.
- Cannot be one of your 10 most recent passwords.
- Consider using spaces, lower/uppercase letters, special characters, or numbers to further strengthen the security of your password.