​​Good morning, all.

 

As you know, we are in the middle of getting all Institute IT asset users to sign up for their two-factor authentication (2FA) accounts. As a part of the 2FA initiative, OIT is offering non-expiring passwords for those signing up for 2FA. New passwords must be 12 characters in order to be flagged as non-expiring. Please note that you are not required to use a 12-character password. If you use a shorter password, you will be required to change your passwords in the same timeframe in which you are accustomed. If you had already signed up for 2FA before the new password option, you can change your password again, or wait for the password to expire.

 

Whether you choose to have a non-expiring password or a regularly changed password, please remember the basics.

-          Your password is your responsibility to manage.

-          Always use strong passwords for *any* account you use (work or personal).

-          Never use your username as the password.

-          Never use dictionary words that are easy to guess.

-          Never use the same password for multiple accounts.

-          Never ask someone for their password.

-          Never give *anyone* your password for any reason.

 

As always, you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at any time.

 

Thank you!

 

Sandy