Password Rules

For your security, Skidmore requires that your password be between 8 and 16 characters in length. It must contain at least one each of; an upper case alpha character, a lower case alpha character and a numeric digit. A special character is optional, but may NOT include any of the following: 

@ $ % ^ & * ( ) - { } [ ] \ / > < ~ ` | "

The password may not match 3 consecutive characters of your user name, nor may it be an exact reversal of your user name. You may also not use consecutive characters of your first, middle or last name in your password.

You may not reuse passwords. A different one is required each time.

The following are examples of acceptable and unacceptable passwords.

Password Status
Xyz1234! Acceptable
Xyz1234!! Acceptable
xyz1234! Unacceptable - lacks upper case character
Xyz1234 Unacceptable - too short
Xyz+=+=+ Unacceptable - lacks numeric character
Xyz1234567890$$!! Unacceptable - too long
Xyz@1234 Unacceptable - cannot contain @ sign

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