Protecting your personal information and preventing identity theft is very important to the Department.
Over the next few weeks, the Department will be enforcing the current Commonwealth standard forpassword complexity in its Business iFile system. This affects all Business iFile users whose password does not currently meet these password complexity requirements, including users with Virginia Employment Commission accounts.
The password complexity standard is as follows:
- Passwords must be between 8-12 characters in length with no spaces.
- Passwords are case sensitive and cannot be the same as your User ID.
- Passwords must contain at least 3 of the following characteristics: lower case letters, upper case letters, numbers or special characters $, #, %, (, &, ), +, !. Please note that periods and asterisks are not allowed as special characters.
Once this change is effective, Business iFile users with passwords that do not meet these requirements will be prompted to change their password upon their next Business iFile login. If your clients' password does not meet these requirements, you may wish to update it in advance of the upcoming changes.
For more information regarding how Business iFile could help you, go to the Business iFile FAQ.