Password safety guidelines

Setting up a safe password

It is important to set up a good password. This way you increase your own digital security and the security of Radboud University.

Tips for a safe password

  • Use memerable words or short phrases. Phrases are harder to guess and therefore much more secure than a single word.
  • Do not use the same password phrase as a password anywhere else. The risk of a password (phrase) becoming known increases and with it the risk to you as a user.

Password requirements

  • The password must be at least eight characters;
  • It should preferably contain one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, one digit and one foreign character;
  • Gebruikersnaam en RU-wachtwoord mogen niet hetzelfde zijn;
  • The new password may not be the same as any of your last 10 passwords.