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The campus has changed "your computer is locked" policy due to the number of unsuccesful attemps to login. A new "soft-lock" policy has been introduced in order to reduce the numbe rof lockout attacks we've been seeing for the past few months. This change has been approved by the CISO.
The new policy is as follows:
It is important to read information on steps to change your password. Enrollment is required in order to setup the self service reset challenge questions whereby you can change you own password immediately.
How Will I Know When It's Time to Change My Password? You will receive email warnings before your password expires. These warnings will be sent on the following days:
What Makes a Valid Password?
All passwords must have the following to be valid:
Why Should I Change My Password, and Where Do I Change It?
We have an obligation to protect information stored on our computer systems from unauthorized access. We require all Faculty and Staff members to change their password every 12 weeks (84 days).
What Will Happen If I Don't Change My Password Before It Expires?
If you still have not changed your password by the third warning, your account will be disabled -- you will not be able to log into your computer, your email, my.csusm.edu, and other university systems.
Can I Share My Password?
No. Sharing passwords is a violation of the Computer Equipment Access Policy. By sharing your password with anyone, you are giving that person access to your email, my.csusm.edu, and other confidential resources to which you have been granted access.