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UVM to enforce stronger passwords and expiration of old passwords

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UVM is now enforcing stronger password standards. If you have not changed your UVM NetID password in the past year, you will be required to do so. If you wish to change your password in advance, your new password will not expire until next year.

 

Additional information, including a specific password expiration date, will be sent to you via email before your password expires. This email will not be asking for your password or for you to provide any account information and will only serve to remind you to visit the UVM website to change your password. Be wary of any email that asks you to supply your account name and/or password.

 

New passwords must be at least eight characters long and consist of at least two different kinds of characters, such as:

 

To update your password, visit the UVM Network ID & Account Managementpage and choose "Change your password." Accounts that have not had their passwords changed by the time they expire will be unable to log in to most UVM services, including but not limited to:

 

Password changes can still be made after the expiration date.

 

These updates will bring accounts in line with UVM's security policy. Since your UVM NetID and password are used to access many UVM services, their security is more important than ever, and the password you have used for some time may no longer be adequate in protecting your account from today's technology threats.

 

For help with changing your password, contact the ETS Helpline at (802) 656-2604 or at helpline@uvm.edu. For security policy questions, contact ets@uvm.edu.

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