Tufts Active Directory Account Standard

Tufts Technology Services - Effective 3/22/2005
*Updated 3/18/2013

Your Tufts Password provides you with secure access to Tufts network shares and Exchange email. All passwords must comply with the Tufts Complex Password Standards.

Tufts Complex Password Standards

Passwords must contain the following:

  • Minimum password length: 8 characters (can contain more)
  • Passwords cannot contain parts of your account name or your full name that exceed two consecutive characters
  • Password history: 5 - your previous 5 passwords are invalid and cannot be re-used
  • Passwords must contain characters from at least three of the following four categories:
    • English uppercase alphabet characters (A–Z)
    • English lowercase alphabet characters (a–z)
    • Base 10 digits (0–9)
    • Non-alphanumeric characters ( !@#$%^&*()-_+=;:´"}{[]|\`~))

Changing this password also changes your Tufts Exchange email password. If you have a smart-phone or other email-enabled device, such as an iPad, update your password in the Account Settings of the device as soon as possible.

After your successful password change, you must logout and login again to avoid being locked out of your domain account.


If you have any questions, please contact the TTS Service Desk at 617-627-3376 or email it@tufts.edu for assistance.