Password Policy

The login/password pair is the primary user authentication mechanism used by both UNIX and Windows. It's the only way that your computer can verify your identity, and as such should be protected.

UCLA is directly on the Internet (in fact, we invented it), and the only thing that keeps the world out of your computer is that you know the password, and they don't. As such, it's extremely important that you select a strong password for all your computer accounts.

Use our random password generator to produce a password conforming to the guidelines below, which will be very hard for a hacker to crack.

Here are some guidelines:

Last Updated: 2013-09-22 by jimc