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University of Vermont College of Medicine Technology Services

Changing Your Password

From Your COMIS Laptop

  • If you have a College of Medicine laptop and your password is about to expire, we recommend that you change your password from your laptop instead of another computer, terminal server or through Outlook Web Access. If you do not change your password from your laptop, your COMIS password will be out of sync with the password cached on your laptop.

    Here is what we recommend:

    • Bring your laptop to the College of Medicine and connect to a network jack and log on as usual OR,
    • If you are at home, connect to the internet and establish a VPN connection to the College of Medicine.
    After you have established a connection to the College of Medicine, press Ctrl-Alt-Delete on your keyboard and click on Change Password. This will allow you to change your password without letting your password on your local computer get out of sync.

From the Terminal Server

  • To change your password from within the Citrix client:
    1. Log on to the "Med Desktop".
    2. Click on the Start button (within the Citrix window).
    3. Click on Settings and then Windows Security.
    4. Click on Change Password.
    5. Enter your old password.
    6. Enter your new password twice.
    7. Click OK.

Password Rules

  • Your password must:

    • Be at least 8 characters long.
    • Contain at least 3 of the 4 following character classes:
      • Lower case letters [a-z]
      • Upper case letters [A-Z]
      • Numbers [0-9]
      • Symbols [!@#$%^&*()]
    • NOT contain your username (i.e. if your username is jsmith, then Jsmith123 would not be a valid password).
    • NOT contain your name
    • NOT be one of the last 10 passwords you have used.
    You can only change your password once per day.

Last modified August 14 2013 12:34 PM