All accounts in eDofE need to meet best practice security standards. This is a requirement of our Cyber essentials+ security accreditation. Passwords are an important aspect of computer security. They are the front line of protection for user accounts. A poorly chosen password may result in the compromise of DofE’s data.
If you believe a password has been compromised, then YOU can change this within eDofE.
Passwords should be 12 characters long and contain a mix of letters (a-z), numbers (0-9) and special characters (£$%^&*<>?). The diagram below shows the effect of strong passwords.
A useful way to create memorable passwords is to take two or three words and add special characters and numbers. We have adopted the latest guidance from NCSC Password policy: updating your approach - NCSC.GOV.UK
- You should never use the same password for business and non-business use
- Passwords should not be written down
- We encourage different passwords for different systems
You can contact us at eDofE@DofE.org with any issues.