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What is the difference between a password and a passphrase?

Answer

A password is a short character set of mixed digits. A passphrase is a longer string of text that makes up a phrase or sentence.

 

Background

A password or passphrase is used to provide access to secure information. A password must include a mix of CAPITAL and lowercase letters, be greater than 7 characters in length, contain at least one number and contain at least one special character such as ? Or $. Do not use repeating patterns and avoid easy to remember or simple passwords. A passphrase is a combination of words that make up a sentence and should typically be up to 40 characters in length and do not need to contain the same mix of digits as a password.

 

Steps

1. Use the activation link that will be emailed to you during the registration process

2. Create a safe password or passphrase following the rules on the password page

3. Press ‘Save’ to complete your password set up

 

 

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