Most users will be impacted in the following ways: 

  • The minimum character requirement changes from six (6) character to nine (9) characters.
  • HawkID passwords will expire annually, instead of every six months.

Minimum character requirements and expiration periods are different for those with elevated access privileges.

See the Enterprise Password Policy Support Center for an overview of the policy.  

The entire Enterprise Password Standard can be found here: https://itsecurity.uiowa.edu/enterprise-password-standard

Article number: 
2562
Last updated: 
September 15, 2021