Password Guidelines  

Password Guidelines:
Your password must be at least 8 characters or more. Your new password may not match the first 8 characters of your previous 3 passwords.

For security purposes, your password is required to have three of these four elements in the first 8 characters:
a number
a symbol, such as $, &, @, %, _, *
a lowercase letter
a capital letter
Your password may not contain slashes (/).

A good way to create a strong password is to think of a sentence that will be easy for YOU to remember -- but hard for others to guess. Here are some examples:
   
 I spent 2 weeks at Laguna Beach Is2wk@LB
 I'm 100% Californian100%Cal!
 My three brothers are Dan, Alan & Jason3Bro=DAJ
   
Security Guidelines:  Do NOT include these items in your password:
  • A date or combination of characters that look like a date, such as birthdays or anniversaries
  • Personal information such as name or Social Security Number
  • License plate number or a combination of characters resembling a plate number
  • Repeated patterns: ababab, 123123
  • Reversed patterns: abcccba, 987654
  • Keyboard sequences: asdfasdf, ;lk;lk
  • A function key (Sun-style fn keys)

Why So Complex?  A strong password keeps others from accessing your personal data and safeguards the information you may be entrusted to protect.