Unix Password Standard

General standards for creating a Unix password.

When producing a Unix Password, there are standards that should be followed in order to both create a functional phrase and allow for an appropriate degree of integrity. These standards are provided below.

Password Rules

  • Must be at least 8 characters
  • Must contain at least one each:
    • upper case letter (A-Z)
    • lower case letter (a-z)
    • number (0-9)
  • May contain special characters or punctuation

Password Restrictions

  • Cannot exceed 30 characters
  • Cannot contain a space
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