implement new login password change requirements beginning May 21, 2019, for
IUP’s Single Sign-On (i.e., IUP computing account). There are no changes
for Employee Self-Service (ESS) or SAP.
Sign-on will require a minimum password length of 15 characters. However,
there will no longer be a requirement to use any special characters (upper
case, spaces, symbols, numbers, etc.), although these can be used if the user
desires. In addition, expiration of
passwords will be on an annual basis and previous passwords will no longer be
This change will
enhance the university’s IT security posture while providing users a chance to
create a phrase or combination of words that are easy to remember. These
are often referred to as “passphrases” as opposed to passwords.
concerning IUP computer accounts can be found our Accounts page, and
specific password tips can be found on the IT Support Center Password Practices page.