How to create a good myNEU password

Your myNEU password MUST contain:

  • Minimum of 10 characters
  • One uppercase character
  • One lowercase character
  • One numeric character
  • One special character

Passwords may NOT contain:

  • NUID
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Full name
  • myNEU username
  • myNEU email address

Pro Tip:  Longer passwords are better than complex short passwords. 




Create long passwords from common words that are easy to remember but hard for a computer to guess.

For example:!

For example: Redsoxmixerfoxrider6#

This phrase is easy to remember but will take a computer an unreasonable amount of time to guess.

(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!)

Image credit: XKCD: Password Strength