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Create a strong password
A very common method used to create a strong password is to choose a sentence or phrase, then use it to "distill" a strong password. For example:
Use this process with a personal phrase which no one could guess, and you'll have a very strong password that's easy to remember. Plus, you'll see that our example password contains 17 characters which, in Mercury, is considered an Optimal password because it contains more than 14 characters.
What is a strong password?
While the word "strong" may sound generic, it actually carries specific requirements you'll need to observe when creating your password. A strong password will contain at least 8 characters, made up of a combination of at least 3 of the following:
There is a set of special characters which are acceptable for a Mercury Network password - whether it's strong or not. Here they are:
Finally, when creating a password in Mercury Network, you won't be able to use any of your previous five passwords. This limitation is an industry-standard method for mitigating unauthorized use of passwords which may have become compromised. Basically, if someone gains access to one of your passwords, you'll eliminate their access to any account by making sure you don't ever use that password again.
Reset your Mercury Network password
That's it! As a security measure, you'll receive an email to make you aware of the changes to your account, but you don't need to do anything about that message. You can use your new password the next time you log into Mercury Network.
Password security settings
Mercury lets an account administrator and anyone with the Add/Manage accounts User Accounts permission require their users to create strong passwords, force a password reset, or expire passwords on a custom schedule. Here's how it works:
This document describes a strong password and how to create one, shows you how to reset/change your password, and explains how to control password security settings in Mercury.