Dept of Computer Science

Technical Staff

What are the password requirements?

Last updated: August 15th, 2019 01:14 PM

  • Your new password must be eight to 14 characters long.
  • Passwords should never be shared with another individual.
  • Your new password should consist of some combination of letters and numbers and must also contain at least one special character (for example, +, @, #, or $).
  • The following characters can NOT be used: _ . ` , < > & !
  • Passwords that contain only letters and dictionary words are easier for someone to guess or for computer programs to decipher.
  • Do not use your name, your username, or a portion of these as your password.
  • You cannot reuse the same password within a year, and you cannot reuse any of your previous six passwords.
  • For additional password information, visit technology.pitt.edu.