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Passwords

Password Guidelines

  • Make your password at least 8 characters in length
  • Mix the characters so that your password includes uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols
  • Don't use words found in the dictionary
  • Don't use names of friends, family, pets, sports, etc.
  • Never use your user ID as your password
  • If you write down your password, NEVER place it near your computer.

Changing Passwords

  • While using Windows, press CTRL + ALT + DEL at any time
  • Select the Change Password option
  • Enter your old password
  • Enter your new password
  • Enter your new password again, to confirm