User guidance

Administrators should make sure that the users are aware of how to construct strong passwords.

  • Use passwords with eight characters or more.
  • Do not use words that are available in the dictionary.
  • Do not use a name, or any variation of the account name or administrator identity.
  • Do not use accessible information such as phone numbers, birthdays, license plates, or social security numbers.
  • Use a mixture of uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as digits or punctuation. When choosing a new password, make sure it is unrelated to any previous password.