Nazareth University of Rochester Password Policy

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.

A complex password is more secure because it is more difficult for an attacker to discover, either through a simple guess, or with more involved "brute force" tactics. Nazareth University of Rochester enforces a password policy in order to protect our users, ensure security on our network, and to comply with industry and legal regulations, such as FERPA, PCI DSS, and HIPPA.

The password MUST

The password MUST NOT be

The password SHOULD

The password SHOULD NOT