Listed below is information regarding the requirements ITS has implemented for passwords to access our network.
We encourage you to use our web-based network password resetting utility, https://passwordreset.grinnell.edu, to help you manage your password. However, you should be aware that PasswordReset does not check all criteria below when testing your password. The exceptions are noted with stars.
**When using the PasswordReset Testing utility, it does not verify the Min Password Age or the Password Uniqueness criteria.
|Minimum Length||8 chars||Your password must be at least 8 characters long|
|Maximum Length||32 chars||Your password must be 32 characters or less|
|Must Contain Number||Yes||Your password must contain at least 1 numeric character|
|Max Password Age||190 days||Passwords will expire every 190 days|
|Min Password Age**||5 days||You may reset your password only after 5 days has elapsed|
|Password Uniqueness**||last 5||You cannot use, as your new password, any of your last 5 passwords|
|Do Not Allow Username||Yes||You may not use your username within your password|
|Do Not Allow Part of Name||Yes||Your password may not contain any whole words from your full name|