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Are there any restrictions on what characters can be used in my password?

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Passwords for our VPN service allow any standard characters on a keyboard, as well as many special characters. The special characters allowed are listed below:


! " # $ % & ' () * + , - . / < = > ; :  ? @ [ \ ] ^ _ ` { | } ~


Spaces are also permitted. For example, your password could be something like:

  • Pi@ Rul3$,
  • Pri\/A73In7Ern3TACce$S

There is no restriction on the maximum number of characters allowed in a password. Passwords can be as long as you please, but must be at least 8 characters for the best security we highly suggest that your password will be more than 10 characters. 

For more information on password security please review our Article “Security Best Practices - Part 1: Passwords”.