Password Policy

To comply with UW System Policy 1030 Authentication and 1030.A Authentication Procedure our password requirements are:
  • Minimum length of 14 characters
  • Mix of upper case, lower case, numbers and special characters
  • Must be changed at least every 180 days
  • Cannot be any of your last 24 passwords
  • Must not be a single dictionary word or a previously breached password (i.e. a password made public as part of a Cyber Security Breach)
If you go above 20 characters and create a passphrase we will remove the complexity requirements but only if you reset your password through our self service password software.  Age, dictionary and breach check remain in effect.

UW System Policy 1030
UW System Procedure 1030.A