When you sign in to your account, we take precautions to protect your account. First, whenever you sign in to your Amazon account, you sign in using a secure server connection (https://). We use Transport Security Layer (TLS)/Secure Socket Layer (SSL), the industry standard in secure server protection.
Your account is also protected by a unique password that you create. Remember these guidelines when creating your password:
- Avoid passwords containing your user's real name or username
- Use passwords with minimum length of 6 characters.
- Use passwords with a minimum of three of the following mix of character types: uppercase, lowercase, numbers, non-alphanumeric symbols (for example , ! @ # $ % ^ & * < > -).
- Avoid passwords consisting solely of a word with slight modifications.
- Avoid usage of modifications or increments of a recent password for the account.
- Avoid using common words or phrases as your password.
- We also recommend that you keep this password confidential. Sharing your password can compromise the security of your Amazon account.
- Passwords should be changed frequently (at least every 90 days).
Secure your account with two-step verification
We recommend that you add another level of security to your account by setting up two-step verification, also known as multi-factor authentication (MFA). For instructions, see Turning on two-step verification on the Amazon.com website.
For help recovering access to an account that has been secured with two-step verification, see Two-step verification account recovery.