Help on selecting a Password

Passwords have to be at least 5 characters long and less than 20.

What not to DO:
  • DON'T use any variation (eg. reversed, capitalised, repeated, etc.) of your nickname, your name, or the name of a relative or friend.
  • DON'T use easily obtained information about yourself, such as license plate numbers, phone numbers, the name of the street you live on, the room number or building in which you work, etc.
  • DON'T use a word contained in English or foreign language dictionaries, spelling lists or commonly digitized texts such as an encyclopedia.
  • DON'T use any of the examples in the suggetions listed below.

  • Use a password that is easy to remember, so you don't have to write it down.
  • Use words from a song or poem and use the first letter of each word, preceded or followed by a number.
  • Alternate between one consonant and one or two vowels, up to seven or eight characters (eg. laolaolao).
  • Use a number to represent one or more of the syllables in your password; 2 - to, 4 - for, 8 - ate (eg. time4tea).
  • Use a number to replace one or more of the characters in your password; o - 0, i - 1, s - 5, (eg. sp00n, pu55ycat).
  • Use two words and make them into a single word with a number between them (eg. nice37day).