How to create a good myNEU password

Your myNEU password must be a minimum of 8 characters, with at least:

  • one uppercase character
  • one lowercase character
  • one numeric character
  • one special character

Passwords must not contain values of your NUID, first name, last name, full name, myNEU faculty / staff username, myNEU faculty / staff email address, myNEU student username, myNEU student email address.

For example: the below password is taking the first letter of each word in a phrase, making every other a capital separated by a period. The use of a phrase will make it easier to remember your password.

Phrase: Black cats are bad luck for me!

Password: b.C.a.B.l.F.m!

(Do not use this example – now that it’s posted on the Internet, you can bet thieves will try to use it to access a myNEU account!)

Watch this video for more tips on how to create a strong password:

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