Password Requirements

Password requirements for Texas A&M are located within SAP 29.01.03.M1.14

The SAP includes more details as well as exceptions but, in general password policies must include the following

  • Password complexity enforced (upper and lower case letters, numbers, symbols)
  • Minimum password length of 8 characters
  • Maximum password age of 1 year (i.e., passwords must changed annually)
  • Accounts must auto-lockout after 7 failed attempts
  • Minimum time for account lockout is 15 minutes

 

Resources for managing local account on Macs

Workgroup Manager