Must meet at least 3 of the following requirements
Must contain at least 1 upper case letter
Must contain at least 1 lower case letter
Must contain at least 1 digit (numeral)
Must contain at least 1special character (those characters above the number keys on a desktop keyboard, for instance)
In addition your new password:
Must not contain your username
Must be different than your prior password
To help prevent identity theft, personal or fiscally useful information such as Social Security, CTX Banner i.d. or credit card numbers must never be used as a user ID or a password.
All passwords are to be treated as sensitive information and should therefore never be written down or stored on-line unless adequately secured using an ITS approved system. NOTE: Do not use the password storage feature offered on Windows or other operating systems. This feature creates a password file that is vulnerable to hackers.
The same password should not be used for access needs external to CTX (e.g., online banking, benefits, etc.).
Individual passwords should not be shared with anyone, including administrative assistants.
If a password is suspected to have been compromised, it should be changed immediately and the incident reported to the ITS through the Helpdesk at 512-313-4357 or email@example.com.
Hints for Creating Passwords
Create an acronym from a phrase of your choice: “all good boys deserve fudge and ice cream forever” becomes: AgbDf&ic4e
Create a base password and then add a suffix or a prefix to the base password to differentiate your various accounts.
Passphra.se located at http://passphra.se/ is another resource to help you find a memorable password. You will need to add the upper case/lower case, numeric and special character to the phrase generated to make it a safe password.