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LACC Password Policy

OVERVIEW

Your password is the key to access network resources at the college, which includes Office computers, Outlook email, SharePoint and other campus services.  The purpose of this guideline is to reinforce information security by establishing strong but reasonable best practices for passwords that follow common guidelines recommended by security professionals and aligned with the District’s policy and guidelines.

SECURE PASSWORD GUIDELINES

  • LACC’s network account password will expire every 90 days moving forward.  You may change your password multiple times within the 90 days.
  • New passwords must be at least 8 characters in length
  • New Passwords must contain characters from three of the following four categories:
    1. English lower case characters (a – z)
    2. English upper case characters (A – Z)
    3. Base 10 digits (0 -9)
    4. Non-alphabetic characters (example: ! @ # $ % ^ & * _ + = , . >)

ADDITIONAL PASSWORD SUGGESTIONS

  • The IT department recommends that you create a passphrase composed of multiple words.  Because of this, a passphrase is more secure against “dictionary attacks”. 
         Example of a passphrase: “TrafficeOnThe101AlwaysBad”
  • Do not use a password that can be easily guessed, such as a name, employee ID, addresses, phone numbers, birthdate or any word in the dictionary.
  • Do not use the same password for multiple systems. Please create a unique password for every system you log in to.
  • Passwords or passphrases must not be revealed over the phone or email to anyone.
  • Do not use the “Remember Password” feature of applications (e.g. web browsers).

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • If your LACC Outlook email was configured on your mobile devices such as smartphones or laptops, you first must follow the instructions to change the network password in PART A before following the instructions to update the new password on your mobile devices in PART B.
  • If you don’t have your LACC email configured on your mobile devices, just follow instructions in PART A to change the network password.
  • This password change will only affect the account used to access your office computer, Outlook email, SharePoint and other campus services provided at LACC. The passwords of faculty email @faculty.laccd.edu, Web Roster, and other District applications such as SAP, DEC, PeopleSoft will remain the same. 

PART A - UPDATE LACC NETWORK PASSWORD ON A COMPUTER

  1. If You Are on Campus click here for instructions.
  2. If You Are off Campus - you can use Outlook Web Access to change your password - click here for instructions.

PART B - UPDATE LACC NETWORK PASSWORD ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICES

  1. Update LACC email password on an Android phone.
  2. Update LACC email password on an iPhone or iPad.

 

If you run into any problems in the process of changing your password, please contact the IT Helpdesk at extension 2049 for assistance.