Change User Account Password

For security purposes, you are required to assign a password to a newly created ITSC Network Account before you can make use of any network service:

Users are also advised to change their ITSC network password periodically. To change your password:

Change Network Password

After you have changed your network password, please refer to Reminders after Password Change

How to Select a Secure Password

Good passwords are passwords that are difficult to guess. In general, good passwords:

  • Minimum length is 12
  • Use mixed case letters, space, numbers & symbols 
  • Are easy to remember, so they do not have to be written down
  • Can be typed quickly, so somebody cannot follow what you type by looking over your shoulder
  • Do not reuse any of your last 10 passwords
  • must not contain username, family name and given name and full names

It’s easy to pick a good password using a pass phrase. Here are some suggestions:

  • Put together an acronym that is special to you, e.g. none OTFS W? (None Of This Fancy Stuff Works?)
  • Include numbers or symbols, plus some deliberately misspelled words, e.g. twinZ /w9 *s (Twins with 9 stars)

AVOID using any of the following:

  • Your name/Your spouse’s name/Anybody’s name
  • Names of your favorite fantasy characters
  • The name of the operating system you are using
  • The hostname of your computer
  • Any username on the computer in any form (as is, capitalized, or doubled, etc)
  • Your phone numbers
  • A place
  • A proper noun
  • Other information of you that’s easily obtainable
  • A word in the English dictionary
  • A word in a foreign dictionary
  • Passwords of all the same letter
  • Simple patterns of letters on the keyboard, like qwerty
  • Any of the above spelled backwards
  • Any of the above beginning with or followed by a single digit