Password Management

Passphrase Guidelines

Length/History
Must be at least 8 characters long and cannot be one of the last 6 passphrases used.

Complexity
Must contain characters from at least three of the following four categories:

  1. English uppercase characters (A - Z)
  2. English lowercase characters (a - z)
  3. Base 10 digits (0 - 9)
  4. Non-alphanumeric (*, %, +)

Dictionary
Passphrases cannot contain easily guessable words such as "Berea", "Fall 2016", or "Password", and they cannot contain the user display name or username.

Patterns
Passphrases cannot contain character patterns like "abcde", horizontal keyboard patterns like "qwerty", repeating patterns like "passwordpassword", or repeating characters like "aa".

Expiration
Network passphrases expire every 90 days.

Character Restrictions
If you use Nolij, your passphrase cannot contain the @ symbol. Otherwise, your passphrase can include any special characters.

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