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Account: How to Change Your Account Password

FatCow allows you to change your password at any time. You can either change your password once you have logged in, or by creating a password reset email.

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How to Change Your Account Password

  1. Log into your Control Panel.
  2. Go to Change Password.
  3. Type in a New Password.
  4. Confirm your New Password.
  5. Click Change Password.

Minimum Password Requirements

Weak Fair Strong Very Secure
6 Total Characters
1 Number
0 Special Characters
1 Uppercase Letter
1 Lowercase Letter
6 Total Characters
1 Number
1 Special Character
1 Uppercase Letter
1 Lowercase Letter
6 Total Characters
2 Numbers
1 Special Character
1 Uppercase Letter
1 Lowercase Letter
8 Total Characters
2 Numbers
2 Special Characters
1 Uppercase Letter
1 Lowercase Letter

Additional requirements:

  • When changing your account password, the new password must meet the Strong or Very Secure minimum requirements.
  • 45 maximum total characters allowed.
  • Must be different than your account username.
  • When changing your account password, the new password cannot match the last three passwords used on the account.
  • Your browser must allow cookies on FatCow's website (this is already enabled by default).

What is a special character?

A special character is described as a punctuation symbol or other non-alpha-numeric character. For example:

  • ! Excalamtion Mark
  • @ Commercial At
  • # Number Sign
  • $ Dollar Sign
  • % Percent Sign
  • ^ Circumflex Accent
  • & Ampersand
  • * Asterisk
  • ? Question Mark
  • _ Underscore
  • ~ Tilde
  • , Comma
  • . Period
  • / Forward Slash
  • < Less-Than Sign
  • > Greater-Than Sign
  • - Hyphen, Minus Sign
  • = Equals Sign
  • + Plus Sign
  • ( Left Parenthesis
  • ) Right Parenthesis
  • ] Right Square Bracket
  • { Left Curly Bracket
  • } Right Curly Bracket
  • ; Semi-Colon
  • : Colon
  • | Vertical Line, Vertical Bar
  • \ Back Slash
  • " Quotation Mark
  • ' Apostraphe

Tips on Creating an Even More Secure Password

Social engineering and brute force are popular ways for hackers to gain access to your account. Here are additional recommendations to help make your password even more secure:

  • Use a longer password. Longer passwords are generally more secure than shorter passwords.
  • Mix, match, and replace letters for numbers or special characters (such as using "@" for "a").
  • Avoid commonly used passwords and password variations (such as "password12!" or "admin123!").
  • Avoid using passwords that match well-known information about yourself (such as your last name).
  • Make your password memorable so that you do not have to save it into your browser. Anyone with direct access to your computer can locate your saved passwords.

Important: We also recommend that you create a secure password for your administrative email address.


Unable to Log In to Change Your Password

You can trigger a password reset from the log in screen. If you are experiencing any issues receiving the password reset email or are otherwise unable to log in, please contact us for help.

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