On Wednesday, April 8, K-State’s eID password standards are changing. With these updated standards, most K-Staters will need to change their passwords only one more time and no longer be required to change their eID password every 180 days.
What do I need to do?
When you get the password change reminder email, change your password using the new password standards. Keep the following in mind:
- If you changed your password before April 8, you will receive a 180-day reminder email and will be required to change your password again. After that password change, you will not need to change your password again unless your password becomes compromised.
- If you are required to change your password more often because of the job you perform, you will still need to follow those job-specific password guidelines.
New password standards
Under K-State’s new password standards, your password must meet the following criteria:
- A minimum of 15 to a maximum of 100 characters in length
- Must be significantly different from previous passwords
- May contain spaces but cannot start or end with a space
- Cannot be a single dictionary word
- Cannot be repetitive or sequential (e.g. ‘aaaaaaaaa,’’12345abcd’)
- Cannot be your name, username, K-State term, or name of a service
- Cannot use a previously compromised password
To learn more about K-State’s eID password standards, view the eID password FAQs webpage.