Password Upgrade Reminder

UPDATED: November 26, 2013

The link blue password policy for UK students and campus employees will be updated Spring 2014. The revised policy creates a better user experience and increase security while keeping current with computing trends. Included in the revision are changes to the expiration timeframe and minimum length. The number of lockout attempts and a new default password were implemented in Fall 2013.

The revised password policy requires UK students to change their link blue password every two years, while campus employee passwords will expire every 180 days. In the update, the current password complexity will not change. However, the password length will move from 8 to 12 characters long. The lockout restrictions were extended from 5 to 150 attempts which allows users to recall their password before deciding to reset the password. Link blue passwords will still be managed in the UK Account Manager available at

The policy will take effect in stages as account passwords expire under the old password guidelines. These password policy revisions will not apply to UKHealthCare Employees.

For more information view the Password Policy FAQ at or contact the UKIT Service Desk at 859-218-HELP (4357).

859-218-HELP (859-218-4357)