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Password Requirements for UWL Accounts

The requirements for successfully creating or changing UWL account passwords.

The "Your passwords match!" message towards the end of the password reset process in which you try to submit your new password does not mean that your password meets the university requirements for complexity or history, so you will have to try again. 

Passwords must meet the following requirements:

  • Passwords must be at least 14 characters long
  • Must contain 3 of the 4 following requirements:
    • Upper case letters
    • Lower case letters
    • Numbers
    • Special characters(#, @, %, etc.)
  • Can NOT contain first name, last name or NetID
  • Can NOT be incremented to the next number i.e. EaglesRule!21 cannot be changed to EaglesRule!22
  • Passwords cannot be re-used

Note: Passwords will expire after 1 year or 365 days.

Keywordspassword, passwords, requirements, staff, faculty, students, accounts, netID, email, change,   Doc ID94764
OwnerDavid H.GroupUW-La Crosse
Created2019-10-02 11:16:53Updated2024-07-10 15:00:04
SitesUW-La Crosse
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