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OTCnet Release Overview

The U.S. Treasury Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service) Over the Counter Division (OTCD) is updating the Over-the-Counter Channel Application (OTCnet) to Release in January 2023, which introduces the following updates:

System Updates

  • Implement New Password Rules to the OTCnet Offline Application, OTCnet Offline Profiles, and OLB Profiles: OTCnet Offline and OLB profiles need to adhere to new password rules. The new rules only apply to newly created passwords. Existing passwords do not need to be changed or reset.
  • New Password Rules

    • Passwords need to be a minimum of 12 characters and must not exceed 64 characters.
    • Passwords may not include more than two consecutive repeating characters.
    • Users no longer need to include at least one of each character type in their passwords:
Character Types Examples
Lowercase Letters a b c x y z
Uppercase Letters A B C X Y Z
Numbers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
Special Characters @ # ? % &

Last modified 02/09/23