When producing a WPI Windows Password, there are standards that should be followed in order to both create a functional phrase and allow for an appropriate degree of integrity. These standards are provided below.

Password Rules

  • Must be at least eight characters
  • Must contain at least one each:
    • upper case letter (A-Z)
    • lower case letter (a-z)
    • number (0-9)
  • May contain special characters or punctuation

Password Restrictions

  • Cannot exceed thirty characters
  • Cannot contain your first name, last name, birthdate, WPI ID number or WPI email address
  • Cannot contain spaces or any of the following characters: & ! ? @ % ^ * ( ) - : ; ' "  { } [ ] / \ | = + . , ~ `
  • Cannot begin with a number (0-9)
  • Cannot be a password or passphrase that you've used before