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Computer Account Password Rules

One username and password are all that's needed to access all LSCPA resources.

  • Passwords MUST contain at least 8, but no more than 25 characters.
  • Passwords must contain 3 of the following 4 elements:
    • Uppercase letter (A - Z)
    • Lowercase letter (a - z)
    • A number from 0 - 9
    • A special character (~!@#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;"'<>,.?/)
  • Passwords WILL EXPIRE every 90 days.
  • Passwords used in the past WILL NOT be allowed to be used as new passwords.
  • Passwords can only be changed ONCE in a 24 hours period.
  • Passwords are more secure the longer they are and the more combinations of numbers, upper- and lower-case characters they contain.
  • If you have forgotten your password, or have any problems logging into your computer account, contact the Help Desk at (409) 984-6150 or (409) 984-6149 (8:00am-5:00pm, M-F) to have it reset.

Examples of valid passwords:

  • BrokenToe8
  • wilBur1234
  • 1sillyPassword2

Examples of invalid passwords:

  • BigToe1 (not enough characters)
  • wilBur 1234 (contains a space)
  • wilbur1234 (does NOT contain upper-case letter)
  • WILBUR1234 (does NOT contain lower-case letter)
  • sILLYwILLY (does NOT contain a number)
  • 1silly*Password? (contains illegal symbols/characters)

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