Password Guidelines

Issue / Question
The Identity Management System will require you to reset your password every 6 months. In addition, your password will need to meet certain rules, such as containing special characters. The requirements are outlined in the Account Claim process, but are also listed here.
  • What should a password have?
  • How do I make a secure password?
  • What are guidelines for passwords?
Environment
  • Platform
    • BengalWeb
    • IAM
  • Audience Affected
    • Alumni
    • Faculty
    • Staff
    • Students
Resolution
Users are encouraged to set a strong password or even a passphrase to make it harder for someone else to guess.  A passphrase is a sentence-like string of words used to gain access to a secure system, similar to a password.  Passphrases are often easier to remember than passwords, but are much more difficult to crack.  
Password Requirements
  • The password must be AT LEAST 8 characters long but LESS than 64.
  • Your password can NOT include your USER ID, FIRST or LAST NAME.
Passwords Must Include:
  • 1 or more upper case letters
  • 1 or more lower case letters
  • 1 or more numbers
  • 1 or more of the following special characters
    • !   _   -   {   }   [   ]   /   .   ? 
Good Passphrase Examples:
  • "Pass Go and collect $200" - pa??GOandCLCt-200
  • "Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall" - humTdumt?/sat0nAwa11
  • "It is raining cats and dogs!" - 1tsrAIn1NGcts_DGS!
  • Sport Scores - WorldChampions1967-GBP
  • Bengal Pride - R0ar3engalsroar-no.1
Remember, the goal is to create a password that you can remember, but that is hard for someone else to guess.  These rules and recommendations help keep your data safe and secure.

Please get in touch with the IT Service Desk for additional assistance.
 (208) 282-4357 or Go to chat

Details

Article ID: 90081
Created
Tue 10/22/19 4:09 PM
Modified
Wed 6/15/22 8:49 AM

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