What password complexity am I required to have?

Posted by:
  • Must be a minimum of 8 characters – but it can be more
  • Requires at least three out of the four of the following:
    • Lowercase characters
    • Uppercase characters
    • Numbers (0-9)
    • Any of these allowed special characters: @ # $ % ^ & * - _ ! + = [ ] { } | \ : ‘ , . ? / ` ~ “ ( ) ;
  • It cannot contain your name or username
  • The password must not contain what Microsoft considers to be a common word


These requirements are enforced when passwords are changed or created.  Staff and students shall not reveal their passwords to another individual.  Staff are not to use a computer that has been logged into under another employee’s  name.

Author: