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Password Security Requirements

In accordance with the UGA Password Policy and the UGA Password Standard, everyone using a UGA MyID is required to apply standard security practices when choosing a password. These are outlined in the documents linked above and include the following requirements:

  • A password length of at least 8 characters (maximum length of 16 characters)
  • Must not include your MyID as part of the password
  • No dictionary words
  • Capitalization matters ("TomSawyer!" is different from "tomsawyer!")
  • Minimum 1 special character as shown here:
` ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) - _ = + [ { ] } ? | ; : ' " < . > /

 

Do not use spaces or tabs as special characters.