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January 9th, 2013

Reminder – Change Your Password

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LSE IT News

January 9th, 2013

Reminder – Change Your Password

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Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

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If you haven’t already, please change your password! To make passwords more secure, less easy to guess and to fit with industry best practice, LSE IT Services is implementing a new Password Policy for taught students, and the annual password expiry for staff/postgraduate research students.

For taught students from January 23rd 2013, your LSE network password will have to meet a minimum level of complexity, and will have to be changed every 12 months. If you haven’t already, please change your password to one which fits the criteria – see below – to avoid being caught out and forced to change it on the 23rd.

For staff and postgraduate research students, the annual password expiry will occur on January 16th 2013. If you have not changed your password in the last year, you will be forced to do so on this date.

Staff and students who haven’t changed their password in the last year, or with passwords which don’t fit the new criteria will not be able to log into campus computers or gain access to most LSE IT resources on or after these dates.

Your new password must:

  • Be at least 8 characters long
  • Contain at least one uppercase letter and at least one lower case letter
  • Contain at least one number or punctuation character
  • Include only characters supported on campus machines (avoid international characters)
  • Not be a dictionary word
  • Be less than 12 months old

Change your password on a campus pc by logging in, pressing <CTRL>+<ALT>+<DEL> and choosing Change password. You can also change your password by logging in to LSE For You and choosing Account Management | Change Password, or via the Remote Desktop off-campus by logging in and clicking Start > Windows Security > Change Password

Once you have changed your password, be sure to update your password on any devices you use to access LSE Email, lsesecurewifi or Eduroam.

For Frequently Asked Questions and more detailed information, see lse.ac.uk/passwordchange

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