Is there a certain criteria my password needs to meet when I reset it?

Your password is used to access any number of College systems, including the network, e-mail, the Web, and voicemail. Poor, weak passwords are easily cracked, and put the entire system at risk. Therefore, strong passwords are required. Try to create a password that is also easy to remember.

  • Passwords should not be based on well-known or easily accessible personal information
  • Passwords must contain at least 12 characters
  • Passwords must contain at least 1 upper case letter (e.g. N)
  • Passwords must contain at least 1 lower case letter (e.g. n)
  • Passwords must contain at least 1 numerical character (e.g. 5)
  • Passwords may contain special characters (e.g. $)
  • Passwords may not be based on users’ personal information. Personal information includes username, name, birthday, address, phone number, social security number, or any permutations thereof
  • Cannot be a previously used password

To ensure that your password is as secure as possible, you should also follow these guidelines:

  • Passwords should not be based on the personal information of the user’s family, friends, or pets, as this information is generally common knowledge.
  • Passwords should not be words that can be found in a standard dictionary (English or foreign) or are publicly known slang or jargon.
  • Passwords should not be trivial, predictable or obvious.
  • Passwords should not be based on publicly known fictional characters from books, films, and so on.
  • Passwords should not be based on your name or geographic location.

Once you’re ready to change your password, please visit this page.

100% helpful - 1 review
Print Article

Details

Article ID: 17310
Created
Tue 10/11/16 3:42 PM
Modified
Wed 7/6/22 2:37 PM

Related Services / Offerings (1)

For requesting a password reset (personal, departmental, group, etc)