Password and Challenge Question Requirements

Your password must meet all of the following conditions:

  • Password must contain at least 1 special character and must not contain a space or any of the following characters:  >, <, &, ; or “
  • Password must contain at least 1 numeric character
  • Password must contain at least 1 lower case alphabetic character
  • Password must contain at least 1 upper case alphabetic character
  • Password must not match or contain your user ID
  • Password must not contain your first name or last name
  • Password must be between 8 and 16 characters long
  • Password must not be one of 24 previous passwords
  • Password must not contain more than 4 identical characters
  • Password must not contain any restricted words (Louisville, UofL, Cards, Cardinals, L1C4, nono1, nono2, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, l1c4, password, spring, summer, fall, winter, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, guest, letmein, football, baseball, basketball, soccer, softball)

Challenge Questions Requirements

  • Challenge Question answers must be between 4 and 16 characters long
  • Challenge Question answers must be unique
  • Challenge Questions answers must be lower case
Do not use first, second or third or a word 3 times ending in 1, 2, 3. Challenge questions are scrambled when a password is changed which will prevent you from correctly answering the Challenge Question
Revised 10-25-15