Udemy has security protocols in place to help keep instructor accounts secure, and there are steps instructors can take to help protect their account, their courses, and their earnings.
Create a strong password for your instructor account
Creating a strong and unique password is an extremely effective way to protect your instructor account and prevent unauthorized access. As a result, passwords for instructor accounts must be at least 10 characters long and meet our system requirements for a strong password. A strong password contains a mix of letters, numbers, symbols (e.g. #, !, &), uppercase and lowercase letters.
If your password includes any of the following, it may not meet our system’s requirements:
- Sequential letters or numbers (e.g. abcdefgh, 12345678)
- Repeating letters or numbers (e.g. dddddddd, 88888888)
- Words that are commonly used in the dictionary or across the internet
- Words related to our site (e.g. “udemy”)
- Predictable substitutions like ‘@’ instead of ‘a’
Additional guidelines instructors can follow to create a strong password
- Avoid using your own name or email address, or words you might use on your social media accounts like your location or favorite team.
- Don’t use obvious numbers (for example, don’t use numbers that are in your birthday or phone number).
- Create a unique password for each account and service you have, rather than using the same password for each site, especially if there have been security breaches with those passwords. This way if one of your accounts is compromised, then that password cannot be used to gain access into your other accounts.
- Rather than creating your own complex password, use a browser plug-in, system keychain, or third-party password manager to create and store complex passwords.
Change your password periodically
We also recommend instructors change their password periodically, as this is another effective way to keep your account secure. When you do change your password, we recommend creating a new one, rather than using a password you’ve already used.
Additional steps you can take to protect your account