Passwords and Usernames on ARCHER

For security reason there are certain restrictions governing the choice of usernames and passwords on ARCHER.


Passwords:

You are required to change your password on ARCHER every year.

Passwords must be a minimum of 10 characters in length and must contain at least one of each of the following:

  • Uppercase letter [A-Z]
  • Lowercase letter [a-z]
  • Digit [0-9]
  • Special character (anything that is not a letter or digit, for example, $, @)

Passwords that are too simple or too similar to your old password will be rejected.

Usernames:

  • Usernames are standardised and the rules governing them are:
    • Must be a maximum of 8 characters in length
    • Only alpha-numeric charcters allowed (no special charcters eg $,@)
    • Lowercase only
    • Must start with a letter
    • Must not be the same as a groupname on ARCHER

    If you have any questions about the choice of passwords OR usernames on ARCHER, please mail to the ARCHER Helpdesk.