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Password requirement changes… We want to be sure your identity and data are as safe as possible.

Article ID: 342
Last updated: 06 Oct, 2016

Using a strong password means that it is harder for someone to gain access to your email and data. With this in mind, we are making sure that we have top-notch security policies at ASU for all students, faculty and staff.
As of November 28, there will be some changes to the requirements of passwords at ASU.
Your password will need to follow these requirements: 
·         Be at least eight characters long
·         Have at least one number
·         Have at least one lowercase letter
·         Have at least one uppercase letter
Get compliant: Update your password now.
It is a great idea to go ahead and update your password now. You can go to, read the policy, and then you will access the form that you can use to update your password.
Some thoughts on passwords:
Consider using a passphrase for your password. For instance, let’s say you love your three dogs. You could use ILoveMy3Dogs. This would be a great password and one you could remember!
Do not use any symbols in your password. Symbols can sometimes cause trouble on certain applications so steer away from them.
Your password doesn’t have to contain a word found in a dictionary but use something you can remember. Your password will be valid for 90 days. You will be prompted on when it is time to change it.
Please remember that ITS will never ask you to give us your password.
Article ID: 342
Last updated: 06 Oct, 2016
Revision: 2
Views: 2389
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