This document lists the requirements for creating a new password.
Choosing a strong password is an important part of protecting your access to University information technology resources.
Your NetID and password is your gateway to critical campus resources including, but not limited to, My UW-Madison, Office 365, and My WebSpace. Since your NetID remains static, it is absolutely essential that you create a strong NetID password and that you change it regularly. This will help you protect your personal identity, as well as, the resources of the university.
The UW-Madison campus has a formal Password Policy that requires you to create NetID and other passwords using the following criteria:
Passwords must not: