Staff & Faculty Password Policy
an effort to provide a more secure computing environment, ITServices has
implemented a password security policy for staff and faculty. The
following is a brief description of the password policy requirements:
Enforce password history 5 passwords remembered
Maximum password age 180 days
Minimum password age 1 day
Minimum password length 8 characters
Strong passwords are required
(You may only change your password once a day and you may not reuse any of the last 5 passwords you used. You will be required to change your password every 180 days.)
Strong passwords must meet the following minimum requirements:
An example of a complex password is J*p2leO4-F
The simplest way to create a valid complex password is is to include at least 1 lowercase letter, at least 1 uppercase letter, and at least 1 number. Tha password must contain at least 8 characters.
Note: The complex password requirements are enforced when passwords are changed or created.
How to Change Your Password on Windows XP
How to Change Your Password on Windows 7
How to Change Your Password using OWA (Outlook Web App - Web Email)
How to Change Your Password on the web
Links to password generators. These sites will give you a strong password but it is up to you to make sure it still meets the university guidelines so it will work.
Account Lockout Policy
Best practices for account protection
Note: You are responsible for your user account. If your account is used in an inappropriate manner by you or others you will be held accountable.