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NEW UNI PASSWORD RULES

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Alert Date: 
04/10/2013 - 09:00pm to 04/12/2013 - 03:14pm
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THIS UPDATE HAS BEEN COMPLETED
On Wednesday evening April 10th the rules enforced by the "Change Password" function, at http://uni.columbia.edu, will be strengthened.  Going forward, all new and updated passwords will be required to contain at least three out of four of the following character types:

1. capital letter
2. lowercase letter
3. numeral
4. special character

These new rules will only apply when a person

1. elects to change his/her password
2. forgets and updates his/her password
3. is required to change his/her password by an application such as ARC or PAC
4. assigns a password to a newly activated account