October 20, 2003

Password Recommendations

Users of computer systems and networks are recommended to correctly identify and authenticate themselves through the use of unique, individual user IDs and passwords and to protect these unique identifiers and authenticators through adherence to the standards below. This recommendation applies to all accounts supported through University computer systems and networks.

The following behaviors in use of one's user account, ID or password are bad practice and strongly discouraged:


On rare occasions it may be necessary to share a password to achieve the mission of the institution during emergencies. In this case, the password should be changed as soon as practically possible, following the resolution of the emergency.