Changes to password management

Changes to password management

Annual password change requirement removed and new password reset service coming soon.

Annual password change

Forthcoming changes to the University’s Authentication Policy mean that you are no longer required to change your IT account password annually.

So, I’ll never need to change my password again?

Not quite. You should always change your password if you think your account has been compromised in any way.

Your password should be strong and unrelated to the old one and not used for any other purpose. A strong password should be hard for others to guess, but easy for you to remember. Read our news story for tips on creating strong passwords.

New password reset service coming soon

Staff will soon be able to use Microsoft’s Self-service Password Reset (SSPR).

Once you have registered for the service, you will be able to reset or change your IT account password yourself. No need to contact the Service Desk. All you will need is an internet connection.

We’ll be launching the service this summer and will let you know when it’s online.

SSPR will replace the current Password Manager reset service.

Note: The Password Change web form will still be required to change passwords for the following account types: Project (P), External (XTS), Guest (GST), Resource (XRS), and Student Society accounts.


Author: Digital and Information Services