User Name & Password Guidelines user names and passwords can be comprised of most any combination of letters (a-z) and numerals (0-9).

Neither your user name nor password can begin or end with a period ( . ), an underscore ( _ ), or a hyphen ( - ). They also may not contain blank spaces (those created with your space bar) or UPPER CASE letters.

Examples of acceptable uses:

  • joanofarc
  • abc123
  • steve_malkmus
  • mr.t

Examples of unacceptable uses:

  • -joanofarc
  • abc123_
  • Steve Malkmus
  • MrT.


A GOOD password contains a mix of UPPER CASE AND LOWER CASE letters and numbers AND SYMBOLS and is at least 8 characters in length.

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