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What are strong passwords in EBSCO products and interfaces?

When you create a new My EBSCOhost folder account, update the password for your existing My EBSCOhost or EBSCOadmin account, or sign up for remote access to DynaMed Plus, you are required to create a strong password. Because EBSCO and our customers value privacy and security, we require strong passwords. Our system determines password strength based on a variety of criteria, using an algorithm to determine the strength of the password entered. Key attributes that our algorithm considers include:

  • Length of the password
  • Types of characters entered (i.e. case, numerals, punctuation)
  • Word-like patterns embedded in the password

Due to the complexity and number of possibilities, we are unable to provide specific requirements for a strong password. However, as you begin to enter a value into the password field, the strength indicator will reflect how strong your password is using both color and strength value (red=weak vs. green=strong).

When your password meets the requirements, the indicator displays that your password is strong and you can retype the password in the next field to confirm it.

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