Effective Date: 2016-09-01
Last Reviewed: –
Owner: IST Austria IT

Version Date Description Author
1.0 November 2016 Initial Version, originally published on ISTWiki Stephan Stadlbauer
1.1 October 2017 Initial version copied to IT page
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added Document header
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Stephan Stadlbauer
Approver Role Approval Date Signature
 Stephan Stadlbauer Head of IT 2016-09-01


This password policy is valid for all passwords for computer systems at IST Austria, especially for the IST account, the primary account for all IT services at IST Austria.


Password complexity rules


“Always use a strong password — keep in mind that just because your password meets our minimum requirement does not mean it’s strong. Use your favorite internet search tool to search the key words ‘create a strong password that’s easy to remember’ — there are some good links in there.” .
“There is one exception: You may receive one-time passwords by one of the mentioned channels. These are passwords which have to be changed at the first access.” .