Password guidelines

Your password will expire every 180 days. To meet the password complexity requirements your Password must:
  • Be a minimum of 12 characters.
  • Contain at least 3 of the 4 following types of characters:
    • Upper case (A, B, C, D, E ...)
    • Lower case (a, b, c, d, e ...)
    • Number (1, 2, 3, 4, ...)
    • Non alpha-numeric (!, @, #, $ ...)
  • Not be part of your name.

The previous 24 passwords are remembered and cannot be reused.

You must register your La Trobe Staff username with the Self Service Password Reset Tool.

Using passphrases instead of passwords

It is recommended that you try and use passphrases instead of passwords. A good passphrase is typically made up of at least three unrelated words using a combination of upper case, lower case, numbers and symbols e.g. SpiderKeyTrilby!

Strong passwords

A strong password:

  • Has a minimum of 15 characters.
  • Has upper case letters (A, B, C, D, E ...)
  • Has lower case letters (a, b, c, d, e ...)
  • Has numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, ...)
  • Has non alpha-numeric (!, @, #, $ ...)
  • Is not a keyboard pattern (qwerty, asdfghjkl ...)
  • Is not like your previous passwords.
  • Is not your name or like your name.
  • Is not your username or like your username.
  • Is not your friend's name.
  • Is not a family member's name.
  • Is not a dictionary word.
  • Is not a dictionary word.