Recommended Administrator Password Policy

We recommend that administration passwords have a minimum of 8 characters from 3 of the following 4 categories:

  • Lowercase characters a-z
  • Uppercase characters A-Z
  • Numbers 0-9
  • Non alpha-numeric characters

It is the administrator's responsibility to choose a strong administration password.

Tips for Choosing a Strong Password

Strong passwords should have at least 8 characters and should not consist of words found in the dictionary. A good method for picking a strong password is to think of a phrase that you can easily remember, and take the first or last letter from each word to create the password. Ideally the password should include lowercase and uppercase letters, at least one digit, and a special character. For example, you could pick the phrase "My favourite dog Rex is 2 years old!", and your password would be "MfdRi2yo!".

We also recommend that you do not use the same password for unrelated accounts