Wharton passwords follow these guidelines. For tips on PennKey passwords, see PennKey password rules.
To change your password, see Change / Reset Password.
Your Wharton password must meet a fairly strict set of guidelines and complexity requirements.
Your Wharton password must:
- Be at least 8 characters long.
- Include at least one numeric character (the digits 0 - 9).
- Contain at least 1 uppercase AND 1 lowercase letter.
Your Wharton password may:
- Include any of these special characters: ! ^ ) _ + - = } ] \ : ; < > ? . /
Your Wharton password must not:
- Be based on a dictionary word.
For example, time2go, big$deal, ivyLeague, 2morrow, money$, and Ivyleague are not valid passwords.
- Contain your PennNet ID, username (even backwards), or your first, middle, or last name.
- Include special characters other than those listed above.
Tips for Creating a Password
Ideally, your password should be easy for you to remember, but should not make sense to anyone else.
- Avoid basing your password on your personal information such as your birthday, phone number, address, or other personal information that might be publicly available.
- Create a password that is two short words separated by a number. Make sure that each word is a blend of upper and lower case characters. Also if the word is a dictionary word, please make sure that it is less than 4 characters in length.
For example, red66Blu6, Top007Cat, hoT369Dog, grt99Tmes, baD333Dayz are passwords created using this technique.
- Create a password by using the first letter of each word in a sentence that's easy for you to remember. For example, the sentence "Skydiving is fun, but it is too dangerous" becomes. . . SiFBii2D.
The sentence is easy to remember, but is difficult to guess. By capitalizing several letters, replacing the "," with a "-", and changing the word "too" to the number "2" the password meets the complexity guidelines.