Passwords are your keys to protecting personal information you keep in My Account.

  • Always choose a strong password that is easy to remember and difficult to guess. Use a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters in your password
  • Consider using a passphrase since longer passwords are generally stronger than shorter ones and use a mnemonic to help remember it. Some examples:

    Mnemonic: Gettysburg Address
    (“Four score & seven years ago…”)


    (16 characters)



    (19 characters)

    Even better


    (23 characters)

    Please don’t use these specific examples as your password since many people have seen these.

  • If you must write your password down, consider storing it in a trusted secure password program.