How often do I have to change my password?

For all accounts, OIT will send reset reminders twice a day for 14 days prior to the password expiration date. These policies apply to Volmail, Active Directory, LDAP, Linux, and all other systems that log in with your NetID and password.

NetID Password Policies

Non-Expiring Password Policy

Once a NetID account is set up to use two-factor authentication & the password is reset to a 12 or more character password, the password will NEVER expire.

*If your existing password is 12 or more characters when you set up two-factor authentication, you will need to reset your password one more time to have the non-expiring password policy added to your account.

Standard Password Policy

For NetID accounts with a password less than 12 characters, the password will expire every 180 days (6 months).

IRIS Password Policy

If you have access to IRIS and your NetID password is less than 12 characters, your NetID password will expire every 60 days.

The IRIS system is the University of Tennessee's SAP application suite.  IRIS is the umbrella system for all payroll, HR, financial, and purchasing systems for all campuses and university-wide administration.  If you no longer require access to IRIS and would like to have this policy removed from your account, please contact your departmental payroll/financial representative.


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