TigerNet Passwords

Protecting your TigerNet password is critical.

Protect your identity and University data by using strong passwords and managing your passwords safely.

Additional information on how the University's stance on protecting your information, as well as helpful tips and suggestions for creating your password or passphrase, are available in the Office of Information Technology Database.

Passphrase Rules

Complex Password Rules

A passphrase is a password consisting of a long sentence or phrase. A passphrase:

  • Must be between 15 and 127 characters in length, consisting of letters and spaces


  • Contain at least 1 number


  • 1 symbol, such as (!"#$%&'()*+,-./:;<=>?@[ ]^_`{|}~).

If you choose to set a shorter, but complex, password (less than 15 characters in length), your password must contain ALL of the following:
  • A minimum of 10 characters
  • 1 uppercase letter
  • 1 lowercase letter
  • 1 number
  • 1 symbol, such as (!"#$%&'()*+,-./:;<=>?@[ ]^_`{|}~).

For BOTH a passphrase or a complex password:

  • Should not contain the user's first name, last name or UserID
  • Should be different than the current password/passphrase

Tips & Suggestions

Don't use the same password to secure your University account as you use (or have used) for other sites, e.g., online shopping, Facebook.

Don't reuse passwords.

Don't use something that is public knowledge or has been shared on social media, such as Facebook or Twitter.

Don't use sample passphrases or complex passwords shared as tips.

Be creative. The best passphrases and passwords are ones that have never been used before.

TigerNet Help Desk

(609) 258-1542