BuySpeed Online Password Policy
BuySpeed Online (BSO) users will be required to create more complex passwords beginning June 1, 2010.
The change comes following recent audits of the City’s Financial Systems, which have recommended that City of Fort Worth employees use passwords that are more difficult to break. Password requirements were updated on the City’s network in August 2009, and the BSO policy change will follow the same requirements to ensure compliance with common industry practice.
Changes to BSO password policy will take effect Tuesday, June 1, 2010, after which users will be asked to use the new standards when their current passwords expire.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
New Password Requirements
(effective June 1)
|Feature||Current policy||New policy|
|Password history: The number of unique new passwords that have to be associated with a user account before an old password can be re-used.||A history of 3 passwords
(3 passwords remembered)
|A history of 6 passwords
(6 passwords remembered)
|Maximum password age: The number of days a password may be used before the system requires the user to change it.||60 days||90 days|
|Minimum password length: The least number of characters a user’s password may contain.||6 characters||8 characters|
|Password complexity requirements: These rules specify the types of characters required in new passwords.||None||