A password in the computer world is a like a key that opens a lock on a door. Without the key (password), anyone could look at the contents of your computer, our network files, your e-mail. To protect yourself against cyber-intruders, you want to make sure you have created a good password, and change it from time to time, just to be on the safe side.
Students, faculty, and staff are required to select a password that is at least 15 characters, but no greater than 30 characters, in length. It should start with a letter and be followed by any combination of letters and numbers. It may include underscores, but it may not include any other special characters.