Password changes occur every 120 days. If you have difficulty with the process, please contact the Help Desk for assistance. The strong password rules (from Roane State policy GA-18-09) are shown below.
Please review the special characters restricted by Banner. Although we have tried to prevent this from happening, it may be possible to change your network password and be locked out of Banner. Additionally, Oracle (the database behind Banner) when checking password history is case insensitive. This means that just changing case when updating your password will not work, you must change numbers or characters as well.
Faculty, I would strongly encourage you to change your password prior to leaving for the summer. Changing your password automatically resets the 120 day expiration date.
To Change Your Password do one of the following:
Excerpt from GA-18-09
I.Guidelines - General Password Construction
A.Weak passwords have the following characteristics:
1.Contains less than eight (8) characters
2.Is a word found in a dictionary (English or foreign)
3.Common use words such as names of family, pets, friends, co-workers, fantasy characters, computer terms, commands, sites, companies, hardware, or software should not be used. Any of the above preceded or followed by a digit.
B.Strong Passwords have the following characteristics:
1.Contain a minimum of eight (8) characters consisting of three (3) of the following four (4) character categories. These will be enforced.
2.English upper case characters (A-Z)
3.English lower case characters (a-z)
4.Base 10 digits (0-9)
5.Non alphanumeric characters (~!#%*?_-) NOTE: Banner and Oracle have restrictions on the use of special characters. Do not use the following if you access those accounts: ` ‘ @ $ ^ & ( ) ; “ < >
6.The following are recommended:
a)Is not a word in any language, slang, dialect, or jargon, etc.
b)Is not based on personal information.
II.Use of Passphrases (NOTE: These must still conform to the standards in paragraph B above.) Passphrases are longer versions (23 character minimum) of passwords and are inherently more secure. A passphrase is typically composed of multiple words and provides more security against “dictionary” attacks. An example is “This May Be One Way to Remember” and the passphrase could be “ThisMaybeOneWaytoRemember” or reduced to “TmB1w2R!” Another example: “IamtheCapitanofthePina4”. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) this passphrase of at least 23 characters contains a 45 bit strength.
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