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Password Requirements

This document details UW-Green Bay's password requirements.

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How to Change Your Password on Your Device (Faculty\Staff Only) 

For more information, visit our password reset page.

UW-Green Bay policy requires the following:

  • Passwords must be a minimum of 14 characters

  • Passwords must be a mix of upper case, lower case, numbers, and special characters.

  • Must be changed at least every 180 days

  • Can't be any of your last 24 passwords.

  • Passwords should not exceed 49 characters.

  • Cannot contain any personally identifiable information, such as the user's first or last name.

IT encourages students and staff to use the Self-Service Password Reset Tool (SSPR) to enroll in our password reset system. This allows users to unlock their account or reset their password without assistance from the Service Desk. For more information on resetting your password using SSPR, visit the following page: Microsoft SSPR - Password Reset Methods  

For more information on authentication methods for your account, visit the following page: Microsoft SSPR - Authentication Methods

If you are not enrolled in the password reset tool and do not know your password, please contact the GBIT Service Desk at (920) 465-2309. You will be asked to provide information so we can verify your identity.  Please know the last four digits of your social security number before you call.  

***NOTE: We are unable to reset passwords via email.***

If you are still having problems, please call the GBIT Service Desk at (920) 465-2309 or email

Keywordsrequirements, password, reset, tool, page, self-service, passphrase   Doc ID82143
OwnerSteve K.GroupUW Green Bay
Created2018-05-08 13:57:11Updated2022-11-16 12:52:58
SitesUW Green Bay
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