UMass Lowell Password Requirements

Password Requirements for Accounts


1. Passwords must have a length between eight (8) and sixteen (16) characters

2. Passwords must include only 3 out of 4 of the following:
  • Contain at least 1 upper-case character
  • Contain at least 1 lower-case character
  • Contain at least 1 special character (i.e., @!#$%&*)
  • Contain at least 1 numeric character
3. The only valid special characters are: ` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + - = { } | [ ] \ : " ; ' < > ? , . /

4. Passwords cannot include a space

5. Passwords cannot contain all or part of your email address

6. Passwords will be locked out for 15 minutes after 5 consecutive invalid login attempts

7. Passwords will expire after 180 days

8. You must wait 10 days before changing your next password

9. Passwords cannot be re-used