Account Password Policy

If you need to set up your CS account or reset your password, refer to this page: Setting Up Your CS Account

CS account passwords must meet the following requirements:

  • Contain 8 or more characters
  • Characters from 3 out of the 4 following groups:
    • Capital Letters
    • Lower-case Letters
    • Numbers
    • Special characters, e.g. ,.?.+-*&%$#@!~

It is recommended that your password meet the following requirements:

  • Not contain your Student ID.
  • Not contain your NetID.
  • Not be based solely upon a single dictionary word.

You can access your CS account settings by visiting

Suggestion: Try thinking of passphrase instead of password when choosing your password. Pick 2 or 3 random nouns and make a phrase out of it. The xkcd comic strip by Randall Munroe has a great example of this:

account-password-policy.txt · Last modified: 2020/10/29 10:22 by mtb76