How do I create a strong NetID password?

A response template for clients who have trouble creating a password that meets the requirements in

This template can be copied and pasted into a ticket reply, or condensed into helpful tips to share over the phone:

We apologize for the trouble. Rest assured that you are not the only one who has experienced this problem. Unfortunately we cannot change the sensitivity of the system, but here a couple helpful tips:

Use passphrases instead of passwords, e.g.:
"100Dolphinsswiminbluesea!" vs.
Use a URL (real or made-up) of a favorite website, e.g.:
You can replace the 'a's in your password with '@' and 'e's with '3's. e.g.: "algebra" -> "@lg3br@"

Keywords:password, meet, requirements, create, make, set, trouble, helpful, tips   Doc ID:83092
Owner:Janet S.Group:University of Illinois Chicago Technology Solutions
Created:2018-06-20 09:15 CSTUpdated:2020-11-13 11:45 CST
Sites:University of Illinois Chicago Technology Solutions
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