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The IT Group recommends that students create one strong password to use with all of their KSC accounts: NetID, which is the login for the main campus network, wireless networks, and public labs; and their MyKSC and Canvas accounts.

Our recommendation is to create a new, complex password every semester. Follow these links to change the password for each account: NetID, MyKSC (log in, choose profile in the left-hand navigation bar, choose change password), Canvas (log in, choose tools, personal information, change password.)

To change your NetID password, please visit the password change web site.

When using the same password for each account it is VERY IMPORTANT to create a strong, complex password.

Complex Passwords are difficult to guess and are difficult to crack using widely available software. Here are some techniques for building a strong and memorable password.

Your new password must:

  • Be 8 to 16 characters in length.
  • Contain a lower case letter, an upper case letter, and a number.
  • Contain only alpha numeric characters and the following special characters ! ~ % ^ + * - . _ [ ] '
  • Not contain spaces.
  • Not include your name.
  • Be different from previously used passwords.
  • Be sufficiently different from your current password.
"Wait a minute - How am I supposed to remember that?"

Mnemonics
Take a phrase that is easy for you to remember and convert it into characters. It could be the first line of a poem or a song lyric.

  • "Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink" (Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner) converts to Wwe&nadtd.
  • "We Three Kings from Orient Are" converts to w3KfOr3691.
  • (3691 is the year 1963 spelled backward to extend beyond eight characters.)

Other Tips:
Pay attention to general state of your account and/or system. If something has changed or appears different, change your password and investigate the situation.

Your account/password is your responsibility, and any activity performed while you or someone else has logged in with them is considered your responsibility.


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