Changes to Password Complexity Rules
Password complexity rules have been reviewed and some changes have been identified as feasible given today's environment. The changes are to require all new Net-ID and AccessPlus passwords to be at least eight characters long.
Accordingly, changes will be made on Tuesday, November 13, which will enforce a minimum eight-character limit whenever a Net-ID password is created or updated.
A similar change will be put into place for AccessPlus when system modifications supporting this update are completed. A date for this change has not yet been set. Since the AccessPlus password is usually the same as that used for ADIN/Passport, this update will affect those systems when it is implemented.
Note that these changes will not require anyone to change their password, but will enforce the new rules the next time a password update takes place.
To see how to reset passwords, see http://www.it.iastate.edu/faq/view.php?id=320.