Posted by , Last modified by Melinda Barnsley on 06 March 2020 01:22 PM
Passwords are an important aspect of computer security. They are the front line of protection for your user accounts. A poorly chosen password may result in the compromise of Plymouth State University’s system resources. As such, all members of the Plymouth State University community (including contractors and vendors with access to Plymouth State University systems) are responsible for taking the appropriate steps to select and secure their passwords. All passwords should be treated as sensitive, confidential Plymouth State University information. If an account or password is suspected to have been compromised, change your password right away and report the incident to ITS Help Desk at (603)535-2929 or email at email@example.com immediately. See Plymouth State University's User Credentials Policy for further information.
The Current Password is the password that was just typed in (it may be the default password). The New Password must be between 14-64 characters with no complexity (for example, it can be all lowercase) and no requirements for special characters.
Forget your Password?
Employee Password Change
Pursuant to Plymouth State University's User Credentials Policy, employees must change their myPlymouth password every 365 days. Be aware that the 365 day change went into effect on October 28, 2019. At present, it is still 180 days until you change your password after October 28th. It will be 365 days for those who change their passwords after October 28th. After having the same password for 365 days, upon logging in to myPlymouth, you will be reminded that you must change your password soon. For example:
Creating Strong Passwords
Everyone should be aware of how to select strong passwords. Strong passwords have the following characteristics:
See the US-CERT's Choosing and Protecting Passwords website for additional password advice.*
Finally, please practice the following strategies to keep your password secure: