6.2 User ID and Password Creation

Program administrators can add users in E-Verify. Upon being initially registered by the program administrator, users receive an email with a user ID and initial password. E-Verify will prompt users to change the initial password for security purposes. Users must not share their passwords with other users. Each user must have his or her own user ID and password.

Passwords are case-sensitive and must be between 8-14 characters, different from the assigned user ID, changed every 90 days, and have the following characteristics:

  • At least one uppercase or lowercase letter
  • At least one number and at least one special character - special characters include: ! @ $ % * ( ) < > ? : ; { } + - ~
  • Contain no more than two identical and consecutive characters in any position from the previous password
  • Contain a non-numeric in the first and last positions

Additionally, passwords should not:

  • Contain any dictionary word
  • Contain any proper noun or the name of any person, pet, child or fictional character, nor any employee ID number, Social Security number, birth date, phone number or any information that could be readily guessed about the creator of the password
  • Contain any simple pattern of letters or numbers, such as “qwerty” or “xyz123”
  • Contain any word, noun or name spelled backwards

An example of an acceptable password is found in the Password Example.


This is an acceptable password: IL!keH2o

  • At least 8 characters in length
  • An uppercase letter
  • A lowercase letter
  • A special character
  • A number
  • E-Verify automatically prompts users to create a new password every 90 days. However, users who think their password has been compromised should change it immediately. The new password cannot be the same as any of the last six passwords.

After creating a new password, E-Verify will prompt users to confirm their email address and telephone number, and provide updates, if necessary.

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