Password Requirements

Missouri Western requires strong passwords to help prevent account compromises.  Password complexity requirements are enforced when passwords are changed or created.

Passwords must meet the following complexity criteria:
 

Password must contain:

  • At least 8 characters
  • Uppercase & lowercase letters (including A - Z, and/or Greek, Cyrillic, & Asian  characters)
  • Numbers 0 - 9
  • A special characters, (~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * _ - +  = ` | ( ) { }[ ] : ; ” ‘ < > , . ? /) 

Note: Foreign currency symbols (e.g., Euro (€), British Pound (£), & Yen (¥), etc.) are not allowed.
 

Passwords must not contain: 

  • First, middle, or last name, or name initials
  • Birth date
  • Social Security number
  • MWSU username
  • G-Number