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Password Requirements

This document describes the password requirements for user accounts created in the Active Directory forest. These requirements were taken from the UW System Administrative Procedure 1030 draft policy.


  • Minimum of 12 characters
  • Contains 3 of the following 4 requirements: capital letter, lower case letter, number, and special character
  • Cannot have been used as one of your last 99 passwords
  • May not contain your user ID
  • Must be changed at least once every 180 days

Account Lockout:

User accounts will become locked out for 30 minutes after 7 consecutive failed authentication attempts.


UW System Administrative Procedure 1030.A

Keywordspassword policy requirements   Doc ID73975
OwnerMST SupportGroupIdentity and Access Management
Created2017-06-09 14:35:19Updated2023-08-17 11:23:16
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