To ensure that only you can log in to the network with your NetID, you must have a password that only you know. Your password acts as the authentication that allows access to your system disk space, email, etc., at UNM. Your password is the first line of security for your NetID account. It is your responsibility to protect your password and your NetID account. If your password is stolen or compromised, you could find your account locked without warning.
If you have either an Oracle account, or an Internet Native Banner (INB) account (or both), your password MUST begin with a letter and may use ONLY either of these two special characters _ #
See also FastInfo Answer 3559
ab_cd (only five characters, must be a minimum of eight characters)
seesaw (letters must be separated by at least one number or special character)
my_cat_is_cute (should not be easy to guess)