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Password Complexity for live@edu


You may have been redirected to this page because the Microsoft live@edu service has enforced some new complexity requirements on passwords

Live@edu recommends that end users have a strong password. A strong password contains 7-16 characters, does not include common words or names, and combines uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and symbols.

The following rules and restrictions apply to account passwords:

The password must have a minimum length of 8 characters and can have a maximum length of 16 characters.

The password is case-sensitive.

The password can contain uppercase letters and lowercase letters.

The password can contain numbers.

The password can contain the following ASCII text characters: ' ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ + - = { } | [ ] \ : " ; ' < > ? , . /

Use a strong password. Do NOT use common dictionary words or patterns e.g. simplify, qwertyui, 12345678

The password cannot contain any of the following:

Spaces

Non-English characters

The account name part of the email address. For example, if the email address is user@warwick, the password can't contain user. This restriction isn't case-sensitive. Therefore, USER or User can't be used in the password for user@warwick.


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