Answered By: Jason Welborn
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2014     Views: 55

You can protect your accounts, files, and other computer resources by periodically changing your network password. To do so, visit the Password Change Utility. Follow the recommendations below to make sure your password is as secure as possible.

Password recommendations

  • Use a combination of upper/lower case letters, numbers and special characters
  • Avoid using dictionary words - these are easily cracked
  • Avoid using names of people you know, or names of pets
  • Avoid using your phone number or street address
  • Avoid using your Social Security number

Please Note: Changing your network password will affect the following campus systems - Campus Network, E-Mail/Barracuda, Blackboard, Library Databases, Online Directories, CyberQuad Registration, SUNY Administration System, and Degree Navigator (initial logon).

It is your responsibility to safeguard your accounts and passwords! Never share your passwords with anyone for any reason, and never logon to campus computers for someone else! Doing so violates the campus policy on the use of electronic resources. If you are experiencing trouble accessing your accounts, or changing your password, please contact the RITE Support Desk (878-4357).