Password policy requires students reset password annually

Change your password before March 26

To increase security of information and resources, St. Lawrence University requires students change their network password annually. Beginning March 26, 2013, passwords older than 1 year will begin to expire. Students are encouraged to change their password before March 26. You can change your password by visiting our password reset form -- https://esaint.stlawu.edu/SluAccount/ChangePassword.aspx

Your St. Lawrence network credentials grant access to email, Sakai, WordPress, eSaint (APR), sluWire, the VPN, lab computers, SLU Public Printing and library resources. Once your password has been changed, stored passwords in applications, browsers and system settings will need to be updated.

You will need to change stored passwords

Macs store system passwords in an application called 'Keychain.' Mac users will need to edit this information once the've changed their password. To edit a password in Keychain follow the steps below or view a step-by-step diagram. You will be prompted for your computer password (not your network password) while making these changes.

  1. Open 'Keychain Access' by searching for 'Keychain Access' from Spotlight or accessing it directly from Applications > Utilities
  2. Select 'login'
  3. Select 'Passwords'
  4. Double-click the item you wish to edit.
  5. Check the box to show your current password
  6. Replace your old password with your new password
  7. Save your changes

For information on changing stored passwords in your browser, see the following:

Use a strong password and never share it

Strong passwords and pass phrases help prevent against brute force attacks where criminals attempt to guess your password with sophisticated computer hardware and software that repeatedly tries common letter/number combinations. Once you have a strong password, never share it with anyone and never respond to an email with your password or submit your password on a form you're not sure is legitimate and secure.

For more information on creating strong passwords and identifying phishing scams, visit:

Creating strong passwords:  http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/passwords-create.aspx
Identifying phishing scams: http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/phishing-symptoms.aspx