University of California, Riverside

Engineering Systems

Password Policy


Computer Password Policy 

            It is BCOE's goal to maintain a secure computing environment, while minimizing the inconvenience to BCOE users.  The use of user names and passwords help reduce the likelihood of unauthorized use of computers and accounts.  To help maintain a secure computing environment, every user password should be hard to crack. 

  • Must not contain the user's account name, parts of the user's full name or any personal info.
  • Must be at least 14 characters in length.
  • Must contain characters from at least three of the following four categories:
    • English uppercase characters (A through Z)
    • English lowercase characters (a through z)
    • Base 10 digits (0 through 9)
    • Non-alphabetic characters (for example, !, $, #, %)

BCOE Systems checks account passwords periodically.  If they are found to be insecure, your account will be temporarily disabled.  To restore your account, contact BCOE systems and come with picture ID to the Systems Office.  We will then reactivate your account and you can choose a new password.


If you have questions, you can contact the College of Engineering Systems Group via e-mail at


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Engineering Systems
Bourns Hall A344/308


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