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How can I change my password? What should I beware of in picking a new password?

To change the password for your user code on Central Servers:

From the User Account Management Page:

Sign in to User Account Management web page with your user code and password from the address below
https://useraccount.metu.edu.tr
Then click Change Password.

Users must create their passwords according to the following rules:

Mandatory elements in passwords are:

  • The password must be 8 characters.
  • The password must contain at least one uppercase letter (ABCD… .Z).
  • The password must contain at least one lower case letter (abcd… z).
  • The password must contain at least one number (1234567890).
  • The password must contain at least one of the special characters given in parentheses ([% () * +, -. /:; <> ^ _ {|} ~]).

Elements that should not be included in passwords are:

  • The password cannot contain a space character.
  • The password cannot contain 1900s or 2000s. (1978, 1999, 2001, etc.)
  • The password cannot contain consecutive numbers of 4 or more characters. (1234, 2345, 5678, etc.)
  • The password cannot contain characters that repeat itself more than 2 times. (AAA, zzz, etc.)
  • The password cannot contain Turkish characters. (ç, ğ, İ, ö, ş, ü…)
  • The password cannot contain non-ASCII characters. (ä, é, Ý, Ð, Π etc.)
  • The password cannot contain an easily predictable word or dictionary word, all uppercase or lowercase.
  • The new password cannot be the same as the last 5 passwords, if any.

Example passwords:

  • Polut36*
  • Dem70:ka
  • 2K/mReD
  • 2F,646(w
  • EO*A(/5y
  • .g1>4YjT
  • o)5aDA-9