Password Information

  • Password will need changed: every 180 days
  • Account lockout: 5 authentication failures with 30 seconds results in account lock out for 10 minutes
  • You will not be able to change your password less than 2 days since you last changed it
  • At least 15 characters
  • Password must contain characters from three of the following four categories:
    • English uppercase characters (A through Z)
    • English lowercase characters (a through z)
    • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
    • Non-alphabetic characters (for example: !, $, #, %)
      • Cannot include a period (.), space ( ), comma (,), or less than or greater than brackets (< or >)
      • Cannot include any Unicode character that is categorized as an alphabetic character but is not uppercase or lowercase.  This includes Unicode characters from the Asian languages
  • Cannot reuse the last 6 passwords
  • Password must not contain your account name or parts of your full name that exceed two consecutive characters

ITS Suggestion - Use a Passphrase 

A passphrase contains symbols and numbers to replace certain letters and can be a complete or incomplete phrase. The length and complexity of the passphrase make your account more secure resulting in less required password resets. The more characters your passphrase has, the stronger it is. To make your passphrase strong by replacing letters with numbers or symbols, such as replacing the letter ‘a’ with the ‘@’ symbol or the letter ‘o’ with the number zero. 


  • It was a bright cold day in April  -  Itw@s@brightcoldd@yin4
  • The key to faking out the parents is the clammy hands  -  Th3k3ytof@kingoutthep@rentsisthecl@mmyh@nds
  • In the town where I was born  -  Inth3t0wnwh3r3Iw@sb0rn
  • I would like to run 5 miles a week  -  !wouldl!k3torun5m!lesaweek