Passwords, Setting Strong Passwords

Recommendations for setting strong passwords


Set a different password for each website or application you log into

Use a password management tool

Use the longest password possible

Use Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication (2FA) requires something you know (your NetID password) and something you own and have (your phone or token) to log in to a service. Without having your phone or token, a hacker won’t be able to receive or send the one-time verification required to authenticate. 2FA is required for faculty, staff, and graduate students.

Stop bad password habits

Set a device passcode/password on your phone and other mobile devices