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: ! # % & ( ) * @ ^
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 90 days, and allows passwords to only be used once in a 12 month period.
To reset your password, visit the Computer Account Management site. If you have difficulty resetting your password through this site, please contact the UIT Support Center at 713-743-1411 for assistance.