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Strong Passwords

UH has a strong password standard to protect the University's systems, network and information. A Strong Password must:

  • Have a minimum length of 8 characters
  • Contain at least one character from each of the following classes:
        - Alphabetic: Upper or lower case (a-z, A-Z)
        - Numeric: 0-9
        - Special Characters: !    #    %    &    (    )    *    @    ^

Password Expiration

The purpose of a computer account password is to grant access to the account owner and restrict it from others. As a security measure, computer account passwords expire on a regular basis and must be changed.  UH requires passwords to be changed every 180 days, and allows passwords to only be used once in a 12 month period.

Password Reset

To reset your password, visit the UIT Password Wizard site.  If you have difficulty resetting your password through this site, please contact the UIT Support Center at 713-743-1411 for assistance.