Password Requirements Update

Strong passwords are essential to protecting you and the university, and in our continued effort to better safeguard our data and resources, UCSF leadership is asking you to strengthen your passwords and password management practices.

In May 2018, the UCSF IT Governance Steering Committee approved a policy change requiring all UCSF network (Active Directory/email) passwords have 12 characters with three degrees of complexity (uppercase, lowercase, numbers, symbols; choose three)

What to expect

You will receive an email to your UCSF email address notifying you that it is time to change your UCSF network (Active Directory/email) login. The email will contain steps and online resources to walk you through the process.
If you do not change your password after receiving the first email, you will receive 3 reminders before your password expires.
We encourage you to change your password as soon as possible after you are notified to maintain UCSF network access and avoid disruption to your work.