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University of Utah password requirements

  • Passwords must be at least eight characters long but not more than 25 characters long.
    • While the U requires a minimum password length of eight characters, increasing your password by even a single character makes it 93 times harder for a criminal to crack. Microsoft recommends a minimum of 14 characters, but the longer the better!
  • New passwords cannot match the first eight characters of the previous six passwords.
  • Passwords must contain at least three of the following elements in the first eight characters:
    • A number
    • A symbol ($, &, @, %, _, *)
    • An UPPERCASE letter
    • A lowercase letter
  • Passwords cannot contain slashes ("/" or "\").
  • The Information Security Office (ISO) recommends that users change their spasswords periodically. Some users may be prompted to choose a new password more frequently based on their organizational role.
Last Updated: 8/24/23