Number:  A000082
Creation Date:  2018-01-08
Effective Date:  2021-05-19
Last Reviewed:  2022-06-30
Version:  3.0
Scheduled Review Date: 2023-06-30
Security Classification:  Protected A
Status:  Approved


Please note:

This policy instrument is still currently under review. It has been updated to reflect the current organizational structure, correct broken links and other minor updates.

​​​​​​The standard below outlines the Government of Alberta (GoA) electronic password format, length, and duration requirements.  The standard describes the password requirements for the following three account groups:

  • Standard Users
  • Administrative Accounts
  • Special Accounts 
  • Application Accounts
  • Local Administrative Accounts
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Keywords: Naming standard, password, accounts, format and restrictions, duration, length