Changing Your Password

Strong Passwords

To be granted access to the UNM Computer Science network and its services, you must have a password which is only known by you. Your password is the first line of security for your Computer Science account. It is your responsibility to protect your password and your Computer Science account. If your password is stolen or compromised, you could find your account locked without warning. If you share your password with anybody, your account will be locked.

Requirements

  • Must not be easily guessed. Do not use your name, your pet’s name or a password that contains your username.
  • Must be a minimum of eight characters to a maximum of 40 characters.
  • A password can be a sentence of at least three words separated by spaces and be at least 13 characters long
  • If shorter than 13 characters, the password must contain characters from at least three of the following four character classes:
    • Numbers: 0, 1, 2, …
    • Uppercase letters: A, B, C, …
    • Lowercase letters: a, b, c, …
    • Special characters: ~ ! @ # $ < > …