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Create and Use Strong Passwords for the Stipend Portal

One of the most important ways to ensure that your online accounts are safe and secure is to protect your passwords. Follow this advice from Microsoft's password creation best practices to help keep your accounts safe.

Create strong passwords

Password security starts with creating a strong password. A strong password is:

  • At least 12 characters long but 14 or more is better.

  • A combination of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols.

  • Not a word that can be found in a dictionary or the name of a person, character, product, or organization.

  • Significantly different from your previous passwords.

  • Easy for you to remember but difficult for others to guess. Consider using a memorable phrase like "6MonkeysRLooking^".