Password Requirements for a Brown Username

  • Cannot contain your first name, last name, or username
  • Cannot match your last four passwords.
  • Must be at least 10 characters in length
  • Must contain at least one lowercase character
    Must contain at least one uppercase character
  • Must contain at least one number
  • Must contain at least one special character

For tips on choosing a strong password, see

Why does Brown have strong requirements?

Brown passwords are used to access numerous services including personal and payroll information, email and calendaring, restricted Brown information, other institutions and areas of research and other services such as Rosetta Stone.  The password complexity policy is a reflection of that broader range of services and higher level of security.  Please note though that your password will never expire (though a periodic change is recommended).

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