Password Guidelines

Password and Security Standards for RACC Faculty and Staff.

  • Password History: 6 (system remembers the last 6 passwords)
  • Maximum Password Age: 90 days - you are required to change your password - passwords expire in 90 days
  • Minimum Password Length: 8 characters
  • Password Complexity: minimum of 1 lower case, 1 upper case, 1 numeral or special character
  • Account Lockout Policy: 3 failed attempts
  • Account lockout duration: 15 minutes duration with reset available after 15 minutes
  • Password expire notification displays from 15 days prior until 1 day prior to the expiration date, then the user is locked out until the password change is made

Microsoft Tips for Creating Strong Passwords.