Password safety guidelines

It is important to set a good password. This way you increase your own digital security and the security of the Radboud University. You are obliged to change the password of your Radboud account once a year.

Requirements for the Radboud password

  • The password must be between 10 and 40 characters long.
  • The password must contain at least 1 lowercase letters.
  • The password must contain at least 1 uppercase letters.
  • The password must contain at least 2 letters.
  • The password must contain at least 1 digits.
  • The password must contain at least 1 special characters.
  • The following are special characters: ! # % & ( ) * + , - . / : ; = ? [ \ ] _ { } @ $ ^ _ | ' " ? ~ `
  • You cannot reuse the 10 most recently used passwords.

General tips for a safe password

  • Use words or short phrases that are easy to remember. Phrases are harder to guess and therefore much more secure than a single word.
  • Make sure your password is different (unique) everywhere. The risk of a password (phrase) becoming known increases and so does the risk to you as a user.
  • Never share your password with others.