Department of Information Technology

Passwordquality

A password needs to be constructed as follows:

  • Contain at least 10 characters
  • Contain these characters
  • A – Z
  • a – z
  • 0 – 9
  • space
  • these special characters
    • ~,!, @, #, $, %, ^, &, (, ), _, +, -, *, /, =, {, }, [, ], |, \,
    • : (colon), ; (semicolon),
    • ’ (simple citation mark), ” (double citation mark), <, >,
    • , (comma), . (period), and ?.
  • Contain at least one Uppercase letter, one lowercase letter and at least one special character or a digit.

The above guarantees a password entropy of 27 bits which is minimum throughout the Uppsala University.

Updated  2016-06-14 17:11:33 by Astrid Raidl.