UCA Information Technology Policies
SUBJECT: Establishing SYSTEM PASSWORDS
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1.2.2
DATE: 25 Jan 2011
Passwords meant to provide access to UCA systems must have a minimum length of 8 characters. The password must consist of alpha and non-alpha characters.
Passwords will expire every 90 days.
A new password may not be the same as any of the previous six passwords.
- Alpha characters would include the letters A – Z
- Non alpha-characters would include numbers 0-9 and other non letter characters. In order to maintain compatibility with other systems it would be best not to use the following characters, @ $ & ” ( ) , < > ` ; = #
- While not specified as being required, the current password maximum length is 30 characters
- The current mainframe system is not technically capable of fully performing the standard set by this policy. It will be phased out with the implementation of the Banner system.
|1qaz2wsx||correct||Meets criteria specified above|
|1973dodge||correct||Meets criteria specified above|
|chapter26||correct||Meets criteria specified above|
|abcdefgh||incorrect||Contains alpha characters only (letters)|
|12345678||incorrect||Contains non-alpha characters only|
|br549||incorrect||Password is too short|