Your password or pass phrase must conform to the following rules:
- It must be 8-40 characters long—but we strongly recommend you
make it no fewer than 15 characters in length. Longer passwords defend
against many commonly used attacks.
- Your new password cannot be the same as your current
- It must not be based on your SUNet ID.
- It must not be a word that appears in the dictionary (English
- It must be composed only of characters in the Roman alphabet, numbers,
or symbols on the US keyboard.
Consider using four or more unrelated words with mixed capitalization,
separated by punctuation or spaces.
If you have trouble remembering a longer password, write it down on a
piece of paper, put the paper in your wallet and use the same caution
with it as you would with a credit card. Once you remember the password
easily, shred the paper.
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