NWS IT Password Policy

Security is vitally important for many reasons, and safeguarding secure passwords is the frontline of security.

NWS IT Password Policy contains the following stipulations and must be followed:

  • Passwords shall be changed every 180 days
  • Passwords shall be at least 12 characters long
  • Passwords shall consist of a combination of lettters, numbers, and special characters. The passwords must contain:
    • at least one capital letter
    • at least one small letter
    • at least one number or one special character ` ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + - = { } | [ ] \ : " ; ' < > ? , . /
  • The previously used 24 passwords may not be reused
  • Password must contain 6 unique (non-repeating) characters

 


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