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University of Basel

Password Rules

To ensure adequate password protection, SAP passwords must meet certain criteria.


The password must contain at least six characters.
Passwords are case-sensitive.
The following characters may be used:
  • all letters
  • all numbers
  • some special characters !"@ $%&/()=?'`*+~#-_.,;:{[]}\<> (? and ! may not be used as the first character)
The password must contain at least one number and one special character.
At least one character must be a capital letter.
The first three characters may not be identical.
The password must differ from the last five passwords by at least one character.
The password must be changed every 90 days
The user will be blocked after five failed attempts


Blocked users are not automatically unblocked.

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