Password Policy

These are the current Password Complexity requirements, effective from October 1st 2020:

  • Password Length - The minimum password length is 14 characters
  • Password Requirements - You must use 3 out of the 4 following: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, special characters (e.g. $ or %).
  • The password cannot be similar to your name
  • Previous Passwords - You will not be able to use any of your last 24 passwords
  • Password Expiration - You will be asked to change your password every 60 days
  • Common Password - Any password containing words commonly used in password attacks are disallowed. This list is updated regularly from Microsoft

It is recommended that you use a passphrase with multiple unrelated words.