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For Students/Alumni

For Students

Students and Alumni click here if you are a student or alumni that needs to add an account verification method, reset/change your password, or unlock your account.

For Faculty/Staff

For Faculty & Staff

Faculty and Staff click here if you are a professor or employee that needs to add an account verification method, reset/change your password, or unlock your account.

Minimum Password Requirements for all Staff, Students, Affiliates, Alumni, Retirees & Emeriti:

  • Minimum password length: 8
  • Password must contain at least 1 character from each of the following categories:
    • Uppercase letters 
    • Lowercase letters 
    • Number (0 through 9)
    • Special characters ([email protected]#$%^&*_-+=`|\(){}[]:;"'<>,.?/) 
  • Password Character Repetition:
    • Password cannot include part of your name
    • Cannot use 5 consecutive characters from username
    • Cannot use 5 consecutive character(s) from old password
  • Password Pattern:
    • Cannot use palindrome passwords (i.e. racecar, radar, kayak, mom)
    • Cannot use dictionary words
    • Cannot use these patterns (i.e. Ferris2022, bulldogrocks, fall2022)
  • Maximum password age: 120 days
  • Password history: 10
  • Password lockout setting:
    • Number of attempts allowed before account is locked: 5 failed attempts
    • Account will be locked out for a period of: 15 mins