Password guidelines and tips

We strongly recommend that you change your passwords frequently to protect your data.

Passwords must contain all of the following requirements.

  • At least eight characters
  • A number (0-9)
  • A lowercase letter (a-z)
  • An uppercase letter (A-Z)
  • A special character (for example, p@ssword). The allowed special characters are listed onscreen when you create or update your password.
  • Avoid common passwords (such as "password")
  • Must not be a previously used password

To create a more secure password, increase the number of characters in addition to using the required characters listed above. You may also consider incorporating the following strategies into your passwords.

  • Replace letters with similar-looking characters; for example, replace the number zero (0) with O.
  • Replace words with representative characters; for example, replace the word "and" with & or the word "up" with ^.

Do not include any of the following in your passwords.

  • any complete word
  • your email address
  • your user ID
  • any part of your name or your company name
  • sequential letters or numbers (abc, 123)
  • consecutive keyboard strings (aaaaaa1, asdfasdf1)

Do not share your password with anyone.

Do not write down your password.

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