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Password Guidelines

Here’s a password message I’m expecting to see in corporate use fairly soon:

Your password will expire in 7 weeks.  Would you like to change it now?

Passwords must contain at least 20 characters, including 3 uppercase and no more than 5 lowercase characters.  Characters may not be repeated.  Passwords cannot contain any characters used in your last 8 passwords.  You must use at least three non-English (US) characters and passwords cannot contain any dictionary words from any actual or imaginary language (including Klingon, Huttese, Proto-Eldarin, or Quenya), nor can your password be phonetically construed to contain any dictionary words.  Passwords must conform to the syllabic pattern of Haiku, or in some special circumstances, Senryu.