Password Rules and Regulations
Changes to Vetmed Password Rules
In compliance with requirements of the Washington State Chief Information Officer’s (CIO) office, password criteria is changing from a minimum of 10 to a minimum of 15 characters beginning Thursday, March 25.
The updated password requirements will be as follows:
- At least 15 characters
- A lowercase letter
- An uppercase letter
- A number
- A symbol
- No parts of your username
- Does not include your first name
- Does not include your last name
- Your password cannot be any of your last 24 passwords
- At least 1 day(s) must have elapsed since you last changed your password
- Uppercase letters: A-Z
- Lowecase letters: a-z
- Numerals: 0-9
- Symbol/Special characters: !@#$%^&*().?
- Spacebar can be helpful when creating memorable phrases but should never be the first or last character
- Other keyboard characters may be used: Angle Brackets, Quotation marks, and colons are among them. However, the behavior of these items can be erratic and should be used with caution.
- Not consist of only a single complete dictionary word 7 characters or longer (spelled forwards of in reverse i.e "esrever"), but may include short dictionary words (6 characters or less) within it.
- Not be a common keyboard sequence such as qwerty, 123123, abcabc, etc.