Texas A&M sets character and complexity requirements for NetID passwords.

  • If your password is less than 16 characters it will expire after one year.
  • If your password is more than 16 characters it will expire after four years.

NetID Password Requirements

  • Passwords must contain at least eight characters and no more than 128 characters.
  • Passwords must contain at least one uppercase letter and one lowercase letter.
  • Passwords must contain a non-alphabetic character, such as numbers or any special characters on a standard keyboard, including a space.
  • Passwords cannot consist of a single dictionary word, but can contain multiple dictionary words.
  • Passwords cannot contain words connected to Texas A&M culture, including but not limited to aggie, whoop, hullabaloo, bonfire, and reveille.
  • Passwords cannot contain your birthdate, UIN, or NetID.

For more information about NetID passwords, see the Passwords page in the Knowledge Base. An outline of Texas A&M's NetID Password Management policy is also available.