Hamline News

January 17, 2014

Reminder About Password Expiration

Password Expiration Reminder

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As a part of the new password policy implemented a year ago, all members of the Hamline community must change the password of their user account every 6 months, as well as meet certain complexity requirements. Hamline ITS will start enforcing this 6 month password expiration by disabling accounts that have not had a password change within that timeframe. This does not apply to Banner passwords and Piperline PINs.

Remember, your account will be disabled if you have not changed your password within the previous 6 months, and you will no longer be able to access services tied to that Hamline username/password. While "disabled" does not mean that any data will be deleted, it does mean that email sent to that account will bounce and that attempts to login to some important services will fail. All accounts, including "generic" or "shared" accounts such as itshelp@hamline.edu or sw-networks@hamline.edu will be disabled if a password change has not been performed in the last 6 months. All Hamline accounts will receive separate email notifications 1 week, 3 days, and 1 day before accounts with passwords aged more than 6 months are disabled. If you have not changed your password recently enough please do so immediately.

For more information on the password policy, you can visit http://www.hamline.edu/policies/university-wide.html. If you need help changing your password, or need help resetting the password for a shared account, please contact the ITS Help Desk at x2220 or itshelp@hamline.edu.