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AgriLife’s Spring 2021 Password Policy

AgriLife’s account password policy was updated on April 23, 2021.

The new policy will require:

  • a minimum of 12 characters
  • complexity of at least three types of characters (i.e. alpha, numeric, and special characters)

We recommend that you include in your password 4 types of characters:

  1. lowercase letter
  2. uppercase letter
  3. number
  4. special character

Examples of complex passwords that adhere to the new policy include:

  • !phL3405QX$7af
  • B_dopwmh67$1a

Longer passwords (passphrases) with a theme are encouraged and easier to remember.

Examples of passwords with a theme include:

  • UsetheF0rceLuke!
  • WhereNoManH@sGoneB4
  • Iworkw!thCowsButNotG0@ts

New Password Requirements

  • Must be at least 12 and not more than 128 characters
  • Must contain at least 1 uppercase letter
  • Must contain at least 1 lowercase letter
  • Must contain at least 1 non-alpha character. This can be numeric or a special character
    • Special characters include:  !@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;”‘<>,.?/)
  • Must NOT contain Aggie culture words like (but not limited to): aggie, whoop, hullabaloo, bonfire, reveille, etc.
  • Must NOT be recently used
  • Must NOT contain a single dictionary word
    • Two or more can be used

Remember the following guidelines:

  • Do not use a password that is the same or similar to one you use on any other websites
  • Make passwords hard to guess, even by those who know a lot about you, such as the names and birthdays of your friends and family, your favorite bands, and phrases you like to use

Password Age & History

  • Maximum Password age is 730 days
    • Passwords must be changed every 730 days (2 years)
  • Minimum password age is 24 hours
    • Passwords can only be changed once in a 24-hour period
  • Password History is set to 4
    • You cannot use any of the previous 4 passwords you have used when resetting your password
Updated on July 15, 2021

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