Have you noticed that password creation requirements are out of control complicated and produce hard to remember passwords? What follows are the convoluted and difficult to comprehend password rules for Central Michigan University student accounts.
Insisting that every password have an uppercase alphabetic character is not asking too much as far as producing a password that is mnemonic, BUT the three-character sequence requirement of, say, b#c is burdensome to the extent that it becomes an imminently forgettable password. This, of course, forces users to go into this infinite reset password loop creating another hard to remember sequence of characters every TIME.
CMU graduate school lost my business to distance learning website with a much friendlier interface and less restrictive password rules. Also, it is not just CMU that is complicit in this password crisis that is afflicting the United States. Fortunately, in most cases you can find a competitor who has the common sense to NOT make creating a password an onerous, time consuming and unnecessarily complicated process.