PennKey Password Rules
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To protect your personal files and Penn resources, your PennKey password needs enough length, variety, and unpredictability to qualify as secure.
The simplest option is a password whose length alone makes it resistant to being compromised. Long passwords have fewer requirements.
Tip: Use four or more unrelated words to form a strong password that's easy to remember, such as: boldaugustpretzelcloud
You can also create a shorter password that introduces more variety and unpredictability into your character combination. A password this long must contain:
If you have trouble remembering a longer password, write it down and handle it with the same caution you would a credit card.