California State University, Fresno

Domain Password Requirements

Detailed Password Requirements ¹
  1. The password is at least eight characters long.
  2. The password contains characters from three of the following four categories:
    1. Latin uppercase letters (A through Z).
    2. Latin lowercase letters (a through z).
    3. Base 10 digits (0 through 9).
    4. Non-alphanumeric characters such as: exclamation point (!), dollar sign ($), number sign (#), or percent (%).
  3. The password does not contain all or part of the account name of the user. Part of an account name is defined as three or more consecutive alphanumeric characters delimited on both ends by white space such as space, tab, and return, or any of the following characters: comma (,), period (.), hyphen (-), underscore (_), or number sign (#).


Passwords can be up to 128 characters long. You should use passwords that are as long and complex as possible.

¹ From this Microsoft article.