Effective August 12, 2016 new AFGE email and logon passwords will require a minimum of eight characters and three of the four categories of characters:
- Uppercase letter
- Lowercase letters
- Special character (for example, !, $, #, %)
Do I need to immediately change my password?
No! No specific or immediate action is required. The new password criteria will be enforced during your next password expiration change.
I want to change my password now. How do I change my password?
To change your password from anywhere, follow these instructions to Change Your Password Using MyAFGE.
Why the change?
Computers are excellent at guessing passwords - especially those in the dictionary or that are frequently used. While most systems support two-factor authentication, protection of every single system is not yet possible. Selecting a good password, with a reasonable length, and an appropriate use of complexity is a small, but important step in protecting the Federation.