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Employee Password Policy - June 11, 2020

EKU IT Current Password Policy for Employees (6/11/2020):

Minimum password requirements for EKU computer and network systems are as follows (as available in the system):

-Passwords/pins shall be a minimum of 10 characters in length.

-Passwords must meet complexity requirements.  Passwords must have 3 of 5 characteristics below to be comple
o Uppercase letters of European languages (A through Z, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
o Lowercase letters of European languages (a through z, sharp-s, with diacritic marks, Greek and Cyrillic characters)
o Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
o Non-alphanumeric characters (special characters) (for example, !, $, #, %)
o Any Unicode character that is categorized as an alphabetic character but is not uppercase or lowercase. This includes Unicode characters from Asian languages.

-When choosing passwords, users should avoid using their name, pet's name, relative's name or other common names, user ID, dictionary words (including words from foreign language dictionaries), drowssap (password spelled backwards), not be a set of adjacent keyboard keys (e.g., POIUY), birth date, phone number, address, or any other type of personal information or that which is easily derived from such information.
-Passwords/pins shall be changed every 90 days.
-Password history is enforced.  The previous 4 passwords will not be allowed to be used.
-After 6 consecutive unsuccessful logon attempts, computer and network system user accounts will be locked out for a period of at least 30 minutes. Systems will be monitored for login failures.

IT Password Protocol Policy 

How to Create a Passphrase

For more information, you can contact the IT Service Desk at 622-3000 or check the IT Website for more information.

Published on February 08, 2018