In September we announced the launch of the new Self-Service Password Reset service and told you about changes to the Password Policy – read announcement.
The Password Policy has now changed. When you next change your password, it will need to meet the new password requirements:
- The minimum password length is 15 characters.
- There will no longer be complexity requirements, i.e. you won’t need to use a mixture of upper and lower case letters, digits and special characters.
- You must avoid obvious words (e.g. password) or any line of consecutive numbers (e.g. 123) anywhere within your password.
Although the number of characters has increased, the removal of complexity means that you can use passphrases or random words to generate your password which will make it easier to remember – find out what makes a good password.
You can change your password at: https://mypassword.napier.ac.uk/
Read the new Password Policy in full
Visit the Self-Service Password Reset project page
Thank you for supporting Information Services through this essential work. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the IS Service Desk in the first instance.