NetID Password Policy

NetIDs are subject to password policy rules that help protect the account from inadvertent or malicious access. Users are strongly advised to implement a robust, hard-to-guess password to further enhance the account's security. Passwords currently adhere to the following:

  • Passwords must be eight characters in length, minimum;
  • Passwords must contain characters from four categories: English upper case characters (A through Z), English lower case characters (A through Z), base 10 numerical characters (0 through 9), non-alphabetic characters (for example, !, $, #, %);
  • Passwords are locked out for a certain duration after 5 invalid log on attempts;
  • Passwords have a history of 3 passwords remembered (that is, you may not re-use your past 3 passwords when changing it);
  • While student passwords currently do not expire, faculty and staff passwords do expire after a certain amount of time.

For further details on these policies please contact the Service Desk at servicedesk@csueastbay.edu.

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