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Password Requirements [x]
  • Password Requirements Met
  • New Password must be at least 8 characters long.
  • New Password must contain 3 or more of the following:
    • At least one lowercase letter.
    • At least one uppercase letter.
    • At least one numeric digit.
    • At least one punctuation character.
  • New Password must NOT begin or end with a space
  • New Password must NOT contain your Net-ID
  • New Password must NOT contain your First or Last Name
  • New Passwords must match each other.
  • New Password must not be one you have used before.
Keep It Secret! ISU will NEVER ask for your password via email -- immediately delete any email asking for your password. When entering your password in a website, be SURE it's the actual website and not a forgery.
Use a passphrase? Many people find a "passphrase" easier to remember than a nonsense password and there is significant evidence that a randomly chosen passphrase is more secure as well.

Below is a suggested randomly generated passphrase.

Password Grading Disclaimer While we can help you to gauge the strength of your password, we can not guarantee the security of even an A+ graded password.

A seemingly strong password can be seriously compromised if it can be tied to you some way (e.g., "1600 Pennsylvania Ave." would be an extremely poor choice if that was your address).